Published on Thu., March 12, 2020

Dear LCS,

We continue to err on the side of safety during coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Here is the latest update on measures we are taking: 

1. We will be holding an LCS Crisis Team Meeting on Friday, March 13 at 9:00 a.m. with LCS senior leadership and directors to discuss:

  • Long-range planning focusing on instruction and learning in the event that we get a recommendation from the health department to close schools for a period of time.

2. What we’ve done already:

  • Custodial crews started a deep cleaning of all school buildings and offices, and it will continue tomorrow as school is not in session. 
  • Buses are being cleaned.
  • We have cancelled field trips out of town.
  • We are cancelling most of our evening family gathering activities.
  • We have been following VHSL guidelines. We will continue discussions regarding local competitions.
  • We will not schedule any new rentals of our facilities, and we will start contacting existing partners to cancel/reschedule/or postpone existing events, where possible.

3. What we are recommending:

  • Any staff who are returning from overseas or any staff who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the U. S. to self quarantine for 14 days. These staff members should reach out to their supervisors.
  • Any students who are returning from overseas or think they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the U. S. to self quarantine for 14 days. These families should reach out to their building administrator.
  • Limit visitors and volunteers in our schools.

We held a conference call with area superintendents earlier this afternoon and we’ll have a conference call with the state superintendent today at 5:00 p.m. We will continue to maintain open lines of communication so that we are working together as we continue our proactive response. 

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