Taletha Washburn, the executive director of Plumas Charter School, and Danielle Wagner Plocki, the school nurse, sent out a joint statement this afternoon to students, staff and parents. Plumas Charter, Plumas Unified and Feather River College have been transparent in sharing data related to coronavirus, which is helpful in shedding light on how it is impacting the community and the measures taken to respond.
They wrote in their statement: “In our efforts to keep our communication with you as open as possible, we wanted to summarize our current COVID situations at our school sites, as of today, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.”
The Quincy 7-12 site has one COVID-positive student and one COVID-positive teacher. It was determined by Public Health authorities that the student body at this site does not need to be part of contact tracing due to when these individuals were potentially exposed and when they were last on campus.
The Quincy K-2 site has one COVID-positive parent, but the student was negative. It was determined by Public Health that there was no potential exposure to the classroom.
The Chester Learning Center has one COVID-positive student. This student is primarily Independent Study and rarely comes on campus. It was determined by Public Health there was no potential exposure to the classroom.
Indian Valley Academy has one COVID-positive parent. It was determined by Public Health that the related student did not expose any one at the school.
If anything changes based on further evidence that may arise from these case investigations parents will be contacted.
“We are doing everything in our power to ensure the safest environment possible while continuing to provide quality education to our students during this pandemic,” the statement read. “We have strictly adhered to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, and our efforts significantly mitigate transmission risk. According to the California Department of Public Health, most community transmission is NOT happening in schools.”
They concluded with this message: “While we have an opportunity to pause and reflect over the coming weeks, we would like to recognize that we are truly thankful for our PCS community of families, students and staff. We are stronger together even when we are physically apart. Times like these can be stressful and anxiety-ridden; however, the wellbeing of our students will always take priority and we will continue to do our best to help them thrive.”