Post Holiday Safety Message

Post Holiday Safety Message
Posted on 01/04/2021

Dear NPS Parents and Guardians,

We look forward to welcoming your children back tomorrow on Monday, January 4.  We will resume our hybrid model for middle and high and four full days for elementary students. Wednesdays will remain a remote half day for all levels. Please review the following information to help us with a safe return to school. 

Did you travel or host gatherings during the holidays?

If you attended holiday gatherings, traveled out of state, or had family or friends visit you,  please review the latest Travel Advisory list of impacted locations. It is updated on a weekly basis every Tuesday as the situation develops across the country.    If you meet any of these criteria, please follow these guidelines:   We do expect anyone meeting these criteria to take a PCR/NAAT test immediately upon return from a "red" state to limit quarantine time, or 72 hours prior to leaving your destination. If you do not take a COVID test, you  must quarantine for 10 days.  As per protocol, please email your PCR test to the school nurse before your child can be cleared to return to school.  

FEELING ILL?  COVID-19 POSITIVE, or Exposed to someone with COVID?

New guidance lessens the quarantine time from 14 to 10 days for those who have been exposed to COVID.  Students diagnosed with COVID, who are symptom free after 10 days will be able to return back to school. 

If you become positive for COVID-19, or become directly exposed to someone who is positive, or have symptoms of COVID-19, please notify the school nurse in your building via email. The school nurses will continue working during the holiday break and  will contact you to discuss a “return to school” plan.

MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING and Hand Hygiene

Please  continue to reinforce with your student the need to wear their masks, social distance, and frequent hand washing when they return to school. Your cooperation has been paramount to our success.

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday season. 

Happy New Year!

Maureen Brummett, Ed.D

Superintendent of Schools