Dear Students and Families!
We hope you have had an enjoyable and safe summer! As we make plans to return to school there are questions and concerns regarding the guidelines of returning to face-to-face learning. Here you will find important information and resources from the Alpine School District, in collaboration with the Utah County Health Department and other State government agencies. Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have learned that this is a fluid situation and, therefore, likely to change. We understand this is a challenging time but we have confidence that as we work together we will be able to provide a safe place for our children to learn. Please know we are here for you! Let us know your questions and concerns. Now, let's get ready to Return to Learn!
One of the most important steps we can take to keep our students safe is to remember to keep students home if they have any of the following symptoms, or if they have been in close contact (less than 6 ft for more than 15 minutes) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks. If your student develops symptoms during school you will be notified immediately, and your student will need to be picked up promptly. Please make sure the school has an updated list of emergency contacts. If your student has a chronic health condition please read below.
During this pandemic it is crucial that the school has an accurate count of all students with chronic health conditions. If your student has a chronic health condition and needs a health care plan during school, please make sure to bring an updated care plan to school. If you have any questions please let your student's teacher, school administrator or school nurse know.
On the link below you can find a list of some of the most common blank care plan forms, if you don't see a form that applies to your student's condition let the school nurse know.
Cloth face coverings are effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, especially when both people who may come into close contact are wearing a face covering.
On July 17th, 2020, the Utah Department of Health issued a public health order mandating the use of face coverings in all K-12 schools. All students attending face-to-face learning will be required to wear a face mask. In the very rare event that your student cannot wear a mask due to any health concern or disability, please talk with your principal about the options available to ensure the safety of your student and everyone else at school.
Face covering may be removed during physical education class, lunch and recess. However, social distancing will be encouraged during these times.
Gov. Herbert issued the following statement:
“We want to ensure we have the safest environment possible for students, teachers, and faculty as they return to school this fall. We have established guidelines on how districts can follow these mandates and we trust local school districts and charters to use common sense in creating thoughtful reopening plans for the families and communities they serve.”