Schools Superintendent Thomas Scarice said today, in an update to this morning’s closure of Coleytown Elementary School, that school will resume Monday but with those in contact with a COVID-19 staff member asked to stay home.
He said it was determined that the students and staff in two CES classrooms spent a significant amount of time in the presence of a positive case.
“As a result, these individuals will be excluded from school community and have been recommended to quarantine for 14 days from the date of contact, September 10,” Scarice said.
“To be clear, siblings and other family members of these children and staff do not need to quarantine.”
A staff member at Coleytown Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19, forcing closure of the school, Superintendent Thomas Scarice told parents today.
“The Administration learned early this morning that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Given the timing of the notice and our need to follow District protocols with contact tracing, as a precautionary measure, Coleytown Elementary School will be closed today, Friday, September 11, 2020, to students and staff,” he said in an email.
“This closure includes the staff and students of Stepping Stones preschool.”
He added: “(Principal Jenna) Sirowich and the administrative team will be working closely with the central office administrators, the Westport Weston Health District, and our medical advisor to assess the impact of this positive COVID-19 test and begin contact tracing< We will provide an update to the CES and preschool community later today.
Shiri Homler and her daughter Lucy, 5, are both smiles behind their masks following her first successful day of kindergarten at Coleytown Elementary School today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jarret Liotta for WestportNow.com
A brother and sister get goodbye waves today from a younger sibling as they board a bus en route to an afternoon session at Coleytown Elementary School.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Anna-Liisa Nixon for WestportNow.com