Dear Canfield Community,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! As we begin to navigate the new year, we are glad to once again open our doors five days a week for in-person learning! As an educational institution, we know students learn the best when they are face to face with teachers.
The district will continue mitigating efforts including temperature checks, physical distancing, limited visitors, additional cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting practices. We will modify student lunch procedures and encourage students to use PaySchools for cafeteria purchases.
Please understand that at this time, the option of wearing a mask is up to each individual with the exception of transportation. All individuals on the bus must wear a mask due to a federal mandate. I have stressed the importance of wearing masks for various reasons including quarantine. I am confident that we will have a portion of our students and staff masking up on day one.
We will follow the protocols of the state and/or local Health Department. If an individual is exposed to COVID in a K-12 Classroom setting and is wearing a mask or fully vaccinated, they may remain in school and participate in extracurriculars and athletics as long as they have no symptoms. However, if an individual is exposed to COVID-19 in a K-12 Classroom setting and is NOT wearing a mask or fully vaccinated, they WILL have to quarantine from school, extracurriculars, and athletics for the 10 days with an opportunity to return after 7 days pending a negative PCR test performed at least 5 days after exposure.
Parents, we need your help. Please assess your child(ren) daily for a temperature and symptoms. If above 100 degrees OR symptoms are present, please keep your child at home. Symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support. Let’s make this our best year yet and always remember...Every Cardinal Counts!
Joe Knoll, Superintendent