Dear RPS families,
New CDC guidance: We are aware of the updated guidelines issued by the CDC. Yesterday, we were informed by the Commissioner of Education that effective immediately, all school systems in Massachusetts must implement the new isolation guideline that reduces the period a positive individual must isolate from 10 to 5 days. Students and staff may return to school on day six, provided they are asymptomatic and wear a mask.
The Commissioner's team is reviewing the remainder of the CDC’s updated guidance and will be issuing new guidance for school departments for close contacts, testing, and quarantining before Sunday evening. I will share that information as soon as I receive it.
We fully intend to open on Monday. We will be increasing our cleaning, spacing, and continuing our PCR testing program.
I hope you enjoy the remaining days of vacation and you will be hearing from me again soon.
Alan Cron, Ed.D.