BPS Weekly Update 12/3/21

BPS Weekly Update 12/3/21
Posted on 12/04/2021
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December 3, 2021

Good Evening,

Covid Update
Like other districts around the state, we have seen an uptick in COVID cases over the past few weeks. We have had 23 cases this week, 6 positives at Memorial elementary, 5 positives at Pine Glen Elementary, two positives at Marshall Simonds Middle School, and 9 positives at BHS. We also conducted 360 rapid tests this week alone. This is the highest single week total we have seen to date, so with this in mind we are continuing to monitor the situation carefully and hope to see the number of cases level off as more students get vaccinated.

With the rise in cases, it is important that families continue to check in with students before school each day and to keep them home if they are not feeling well. With this in mind, we are including our Daily Symptom Screener in the transcript of this message as a reference. As always, please address any questions to [email protected] We request that you attempt your usual mode of healthcare (pediatrician, at-home tests, or urgent care) if your child has potential symptoms.

Winter Sports Begin
Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Hart, Mr. Porch and I will be addressing all winter sports athletes and coaches on competing with character. We want to stress to all of our athletes that their locker rooms, practice areas, and competition venues are all extensions of our classrooms. We are proud of our student athletes and believe that they are ambassadors of the Burlington School District and Community in addition to their families, teammates and coaches. We all look forward to cheering on our winter teams. While we are not limiting the number of spectators, we are requiring that everyone is masked when indoors in a school district facility.

End with Gratitude
Oftentimes we see and hear negative things on the news about student interactions with police. On top of our daily positive interactions with our school resource officers, we had an event this week that shows the opposite exists in Burlington. Without specifics, we had two Burlington Police Officers work with a Burlington High School student to resolve a situation that could have devolved into a larger problem. These officers could not have been more helpful and supportive. The situation was resolved positively because the Burlington Police Officers acted with compassion and understanding. Thank you to Chief Browne and all of the Burlington Police Department for their unyielding support of our community and especially our students.

Have a great weekend!

This week's video update can be seen here and the transcript is below.

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