Union County is now on the watch list for COVID-19 due to the high-test positivity rate and the county case count has been over the threshold in the past two weeks. This forces our county into a two week pause on specific activities. The pause does not affect in-person instruction in schools but does affect rules for students and communities to gather in indoor spaces for sports and other extracurricular activities. Oregon Department of Education has allowed Union School District a transition period to distance learning that extends to January 4th, 2021. This means we plan to be onsite for instruction moving forward. Union School District is allowed this transition period due to the fact that we only have positive COVID-19 cases in one cohort, which has been quarantined. However, this transition period could end immediately if we have another positive COVID-19 case in a separate cohort that is not contact traced to the first. In this scenario, we could be moving to distance learning prior to January 4th if a COVID-19 case is identified in a non-related cohort.
Please contact the office if you or your child is ill with the following symptoms and we can walk you through the isolation and or quarantine protocols:
Students that must isolate for 10 days are students that are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms. Students that must quarantine for 14 days are students that have been contact traced or students that have a positive Covid-19 test in their household. Please contact the school offices with questions we are happy to help walk you through specific situations that may arise. During isolation, quarantine, or distance learning to-go lunch will still be served at 11AM in the Miller cafeteria.
Please call the school Monday morning and we’ll make sure a lunch is prepared for your child Monday through Thursday except if there is a holiday.
*Please note tomorrow 11/11/2020 is Veterans day and there will be no school to honor those who have served our country.
Please let us know if you have any questions, Union School District Staff
Online, blended and independent school options: remain enrolled as students of the Union School District, while accessing a personalized and autonomous school program that will meet unique learning needs. Access InterMountain Online: Union
November 5th, 2020
We hope this letter finds you and your family doing well. After nine weeks of school, COVID-19 has arrived in Union School District. We had one positive case yesterday and that cohort has been asked to isolate for the next 10 days. Potentially those students can return to school on Monday, November 16th, 2020, as long as they are not showing symptoms or are symptom free of COVID-19.
Please read the entire letter about this situation: COVID-19 Update 11/05/20
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