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Important District Communication: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Fisher Middle School/FMS to Pivot to Fully Virtual Learning

February 4, 2021                                              4PM

Dear Ewing School Community,

We learned today that an additional FMS staff member and an FMS student have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

The staff member was last in school on Friday, January 29th .  The student was last in school on Thursday, January 28th.

After preliminary contact tracking and evaluating this situation, and in accordance with public heath guidance, the COVID Management Team has made the decision to pivot Fisher Middle School to fully virtual instruction until Tuesday, February 16th.

Our trained district COVID-trackers have completed contact tracing and all staff and students who have been determined to have possibly been in close contact with these positive cases have been notified. 

Please contact the appropriate Remote Learning Coordinator if your child needs any help and assistance, and remember our counseling and student support staff members are available for families.

The remainder of our district schools will continue with their “in-person” programming, with Antheil resuming “in-person” learning on Monday, February 8th.

Remember, do not send your child to school if they have had any contact with an individual who is sick, suspected of having COVID-19, or if they themselves are not feeling well. The daily COVID screening must be completed each morning, and no child should be sent to school if any indicator is checked.

Thank you for your support during these challenging times.

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