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Important District Communication: FMS to be Fully Virtual on Friday, November 13th 2020

Important District Communication: FMS to be Fully Virtual on Friday, November 13th 2020 

November 12th, 2020 

Dear Ewing School Community,  

The worsening public health situation across the state continues to present challenges to school districts and our “in-person” learning programs. 

We learned today that a staff member at Fisher Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. Due to our daily screening and protocols, that staff member has not been at the school since Monday, November 2nd. We also learned about a potential home exposure for a student.  Fisher also has a staffing challenge tomorrow due to a number of staff members being on quarantine or out of school for other reasons. 

As a result, Fisher Middle School will be Fully Virtual for all students on Friday, November 13th. 

This will give us the opportunity to conduct contact tracing, monitor health developments, implement quarantines if necessary and perform a deep and thorough cleaning of Fisher Middle School.  

Fisher Middle School will reopen on Monday, November 16th. It will be an “A Cohort” day for in-person learning. 

Remember to follow the guidelines below: 

  • Staying home when you are sick; 
  • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds; 
  • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues; 
  • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils; 
  • Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart); 
  • Wearing a mask while on school property; and avoiding gatherings, especially indoors. 

Remember, all “in-person” students must take, and follow the directives, of the daily COVID-19 screening prior to report to school. 

We are also again reminding any families who have a child who tests positive to notify the school main or health office immediately. 

We appreciate your support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern.  

Sincerely, 

Michael Nitti

Superintendent of Schools 

 

Below are some resources that might be helpful.  

RESOURCES with updated links: 

  1. NJDOH COVID-19 Information for Communities and the General Public: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml 
  2. Get the Facts about Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 
  3. Symptoms of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
  4. Testing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/index.html
  5. How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
  6. What to Do if You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.htm

 

Ewing Township Health Office Contact Information: 

Ewing Township Health Officer:  Kristin Reed

(609) 883-2900 X7620 

Mercer County Health Office:  Kristin Reed

(609) 278-7165 

Ewing Township Health Office Staff 

Ewing Township Health Administrator:  Teri Vacirca

(609) 883-2900 X7691 

Ewing Township Health Office Administrative Assistant:  Junior Abel

(609) 883-2900 X7619 

Ewing Township Health Inspector:  Carol Martin

(609) 883-2900 X7695 

Ewing Township Nurse:  Heather Larovere

(609) 883-2900 X7686 

Ewing Township Nurse:  Sharon Canulli

(609) 883-2900 X7686