Updates

03.26: Updated locations for meal service

Meals Available at 19 Locations on March 26

We're bringing you more feel meals at 19 locations across the Red Clay community! Stop by any of these locations between 10:30 AM and 1 PM today to pick up healthy meals for your child. Thank you to our dedicated team for making this happen!

  • Austin D. Baltz Elementary School, 1500 Spruce Ave, Wilmington

  • Richardson Park Elementary School, 16 Idella Ave, Wilmington

  • Maple & Cypress (at the Park), Maple Ave & Sycamore Ave, Elsmere

  • Wilmington Flea Market (Elizabeth Shopping Mall), 1902B Maryland Ave, Wilmington

  • Manchester Arms Apartments, 2700 Boulevard Rd, Wilmington

  • E. Willow Run & W. Gilpin Dr (Willow Run), Wilmington

  • Newport Terrace Apartments, 100 Ethan Dr, Newport

  • Christiana Court Apartments, 2020 W. Newport Pike, Stanton

  • Absalom Jones, 310 Kiamensi Rd, Wilmington

  • Wm. C. Lewis Dual Language Elementary School / Cool Springs Park, 10th & Van Buren St, Wilmington

  • Stanton Middle School, 1798 Limestone Rd, Wilmington

  • Warner Elementary School, 801 W. 18th St, Wilmington

  • Lancaster Court Apartments, 3201 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington

  • William Judy Johnson Memorial Park (3rd & DuPont), W. 3rd & N. Clayton St, Wilmington

  • Evan G. Shortlidge Academy, 100 W. 18th St, Wilmington

  • Arbor Point Apartments, 4000 Dawnbrook Dr, Wilmington

  • Murray Manor, 5600 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington

  • Jackson Ave & New St, Wilmington

  • Marbrook Elementary School, 2101 Centerville Rd, Wilmington

Learn more about Red Clay's meal service for children under the age of 18.

03.23: District Closed through May 15

March 23, 2020

Governor Closes School Districts & Charter Schools through May 15

Dear Red Clay community,

I want to provide an update on the latest information we have from Governor Carney's office.

This evening Governor Carney issued the attached letter to Delaware's school districts and charter schools.

Per the Governor's orders, districts and charter schools will remain closed through May 15 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In addition, the Governor has directed us to continue providing students with ongoing access to meals and working with our staff to create remote instruction plans to support student learning at home. We should also anticipate that the school calendar will be adjusted to go beyond when it was scheduled to end, but likely not past the end of June.

We still have many questions about next steps for our students, families and staff, and I am sure you do, too. We will continue to keep the communication channels open and provide updates as quickly as possible.

I encourage you to read Governor Carney's entire letter, which contains important information regarding what kind of services and activities students might be able to expect once school resumes, and Delaware's request for an exemption from 2019-20 assessment and accountability requirements.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging time. Our team is hard at work this week, delivering healthy meals across the community and preparing a whole new set of learning resources for you and your family.

I look forward to sharing more information as soon as possible.

Stay safe, be well and keep up the great work you are doing to support Red Clay students at home and online.

Sincerely,

Dorrell Green

Superintendent

Governor's Letter to School Districts & Charter Schools, March 23, 2020


Mensaje del Superintendente Green: 23 de marzo de 2020

Estimada comunidad de Red Clay:

Quiero brindarles la información más reciente que tenemos del despacho del Gobernador Carney.

Esta noche el Gobernador Carney publicó la carta adjunta dirigida a los distritos escolares y escuelas chárter de Delaware.

De conformidad con las órdenes del Gobernador, los distritos y escuelas chárter permanecerán cerrados hasta el 15 de mayo a fin de prevenir la propagación del COVID-19.

Además, el Gobernador nos ha ordenado continuar brindando a los alumnos el acceso constante a comidas y continuar trabajando con nuestro personal para crear planes de instrucción a distancia a fin de garantizar el aprendizaje de los alumnos en el hogar. También es necesario tener en cuenta que el calendario escolar será adaptado para extenderse más allá de la fecha programada originalmente para finalizar las clases, pero es probable que no se prolongue más allá de fines de junio.

Aún tenemos muchas preguntas sobre los próximos pasos respecto a nuestros alumnos, familias y personal y estoy seguro de que ustedes también las tienen. Continuaremos manteniendo abiertos los canales de comunicación y les brindaremos la información actualizada lo más rápido posible.

Los invito a leer la carta completa del Gobernador Carney, la cual contiene información importante sobre qué tipos de servicios y actividades los alumnos podrían esperar tener una vez reiniciadas las clases, y sobre el pedido de Delaware para obtener una exención de los requisitos de evaluación y rendición de cuentas 2019-2020.

Les agradezco su paciencia y comprensión constantes mientras atravesamos este tiempo difícil. Esta semana nuestro equipo se encuentra trabajando diligentemente, entregando comidas nutritivas en toda la comunidad y preparando un nuevo conjunto de recursos de aprendizaje para ustedes y sus familias.

Espero poder compartir más información con ustedes lo antes posible.

Cuídense, estén bien y continúen el maravilloso trabajo que están realizando para apoyar a los alumnos de Red Clay tanto en el hogar como online.

Cordialmente,

Dorrell Green

Superintendente

Carta del Gobernador Carney a los Distritos Escolares y Escuelas Chárter: 23 de marzo de 2020

Para obtener la información más actualizada, visitar covid19.redclayschools.com y seguirnos en Facebook, Instagram y Twitter.

03.22: Updated locations for meal service

Meals Available at 18 Locations on March 24 & 26

Dear Red Clay family,

We look forward to continuing our free meal program this week, delivering a healthy breakfast and lunch to go for children across the Red Clay community.

We had a tremendous turnout last week -- over 7,000 meals distributed and roughly 1,000 students reached per day!

We are learning as we go and we've made a couple tweaks to the list of meal locations in order to better serve you. Beginning March 24, we will distribute meals at these 18 locations:

  • Austin D. Baltz Elementary School, 1500 Spruce Ave, Wilmington

  • Richardson Park Elementary School, 16 Idella Ave, Wilmington

  • Maple & Cypress (at the Park), Maple Ave & Sycamore Ave, Elsmere

  • Wilmington Flea Market (Elizabeth Shopping Mall), 1902B Maryland Ave, Wilmington

  • Manchester Arms Apartments, 2700 Boulevard Rd, Wilmington

  • E. Willow Run & W. Gilpin Drive (Willow Run), Wilmington

  • Newport Terrace Apartments, 100 Ethan Dr, Newport

  • Christiana Court Apartments, 2020 W. Newport Pike, Stanton

  • Absalom Jones, 310 Kiamensi Rd, Wilmington

  • Stanton Middle School, 798 Limestone Rd, Wilmington

  • Warner Elementary School, 801 W. 18th St, Wilmington

  • Lancaster Court Apartments, 3201 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington

  • William Judy Johnson Memorial Park (3rd & DuPont), W. 3rd & N. Clayton St, Wilmington

  • Evan G. Shortlidge Academy, 100 W. 18th St, Wilmington

  • Arbor Point Apartments, 4000 Dawnbrook Dr, Wilmington

  • Murray Manor, 5600 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington

  • Jackson Ave & New St, Wilmington

  • Marbrook Elementary School, 2101 Centerville Rd, Wilmington

Meals will be available at each location on March 24 and 26, from 10:30 AM to 1 PM.

Please help spread the word to your friends and neighbors.

03.22: Governor Issues stay-at-home order

March 22, 2020

Red Clay COVID-19 Update: Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order

Dear Red Clay community,

I want to provide an update that includes new information from Governor Carney's office.

This evening Governor Carney issued modifications to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible and closing all non-essential businesses in Delaware to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The orders go into effect at 8:00 AM on March 24 and will remain in effect until May 15 or until the public health threat is eliminated.

In his announcement, Governor Carney indicated that next steps on school closures will be announced early next week.

Like you, we have many questions about what this means for Red Clay schools, and specifically, in what ways it may impact our distance learning plans, our meal service program, and the ongoing school closures.

Tomorrow I will be joining my fellow superintendents on a conference call with Governor Carney to learn more about what this order means for students, families, staff and the broader community. I look forward to providing you with an update as soon as I have more information to share.

As we prepare to begin a new week filled with new challenges, I want to take a moment to reflect on the resilience and strength I witnessed in our community over these last several days.

Our operations teams and support staff members worked around the clock to create a meal service at 20 locations across the Red Clay community. Families, teachers, neighbors, community leaders and friends helped to spread the word, and within three days we prepared and delivered over 7,000 healthy meals for children. Through this program, we have been able to feed roughly 1,000 children a day -- and we expect that number to grow. Thank you to everyone who helped to keep children nourished during this difficult time, including those of you who generously offered to volunteer in the delivery of meals.

Our educators found new ways to engage students in the learning process, with a myriad of lessons and materials that reinforce knowledge at home. (Stay tuned for even more learning materials to keep the learning going at home this week.)

Families adjusted in ways they never could have imagined, facilitating the learning process at home, practicing responsible social distancing and uniting as one community.

Thank you for your patience as we work together to provide more direction for our community.

Sincerely,

Dorrell Green

Superintendent

Información actualizada de Red Clay sobre el COVID-19:

El Gobernador emite un Decreto ordenando permanecer en el hogar

Estimada Comunidad de Red Clay:

Me dirijo a ustedes para brindarles información actualizada, la cual incluye información nueva del despacho del Gobernador Carney.

Esta noche el Gobernador Carney decretó modificaciones a su declaración de Estado de Emergencia, ordenando a los Delawareanos a permanecer en el hogar siempre que sea posible y a cerrar todos los comercios no esenciales de Delaware para ayudar a combatir la propagación del COVID-19. Las órdenes entran en efecto a las 8:00 AM del 24 de marzo y permanecerán vigentes hasta el 15 de mayo o hasta que se haya eliminado la amenaza a la salud pública.

En su anuncio, el Gobernador Carney indicó que los próximos pasos respecto al cierre de escuelas serán anunciados a principios de la semana próxima.

Al igual que ustedes, tenemos muchas preguntas sobre lo que esto significa para las escuelas de Red Clay, específicamente acerca de cómo impactará esto sobre los planes de educación a distancia, nuestro programa de alimentos y los cierres actuales de las escuelas.

Mañana, junto con el resto de los superintendentes, voy a tener una conferencia telefónica con el Gobernador Carney, en la cual recibiremos más información sobre lo que este decreto significa para los alumnos, las familias, el personal y la comunidad en general. Espero poder brindarles una actualización tan pronto tenga más información para compartir.

Mientras nos preparamos para comenzar otra semana repleta de nuevos desafíos, quiero tomarme un momento para reflexionar sobre la resiliencia y fortaleza de las que he sido testigo en nuestra comunidad durante estos últimos días.

Nuestros equipos de operaciones y miembros del personal de apoyo trabajaron sin cesar para crear un servicio de comidas en 20 sitios dentro de la comunidad de Red Clay. Las familias, maestros, líderes comunitarios y amigos ayudaron a divulgar la información sobre el servicio y en tres días preparamos y entregamos más de 7,000 comidas nutritivas para los niños. A través de este programa, hemos sido capaces de alimentar a aproximadamente 1,000 niños por día y esperamos que esa cantidad vaya en aumento. Gracias a todos los que nos ayudaron a mantener a los niños alimentados durante este tiempo difícil, incluyendo a aquellos de ustedes que generosamente se ofrecieron como voluntarios para entregar las comidas.

Nuestros educadores encontraron nuevas formas de involucrar a los alumnos en el proceso de aprendizaje, con un sinnúmero de lecciones y materiales que refuerzan los conocimientos en el hogar. (Manténganse alertas ya que habrá más materiales didácticos para hacer que el aprendizaje continúe en el hogar esta semana.

Las familias se adaptaron en formas que nunca podrían haber imaginado, facilitando el proceso de aprendizaje en el hogar, poniendo en práctica el distanciamiento social responsable y uniéndose como comunidad.

Gracias por su paciencia mientras trabajamos juntos para brindarle más orientación a nuestra comunidad.

Saludos cordiales,

Dorrell Green

Superintendente

03.19: School-based health centers available by text

Due to the school closure, School-Based Health Centers are closed at this time. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. If you have a mental health emergency, please call the Child Priority Response 24 Hour Crisis Line at 800-969-4357. For medical concerns, please contact your primary care provider or visit a Medical Aid Unit. If you have a question for your School-Based Heath Center provider, please send a text message to 302-285-9661. You will receive a reply when texting this line during normal business hours 8am-4pm Monday through Friday within 24 hours.

03.18: Update #3 - Red Clay Covid-19 Response Plan

March 18, 2020

UPDATE #3 - Red Clay COVID-19 Response Plan

Dear Families,

The health and safety of our students, families and staff are paramount. Like you, we are adapting to this challenging time for our schools and our community. Communication is key during these times.

Today, we have received reports of a positive case of coronavirus in our community. While our schools remain closed, teams will continue the on-site deep cleaning and sanitizing of the buildings.

State officials expect the number of positive cases to continue to rise over the coming weeks, and many communities will learn of instances of secondary exposure.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. Staff and families are advised to look for symptoms and contact your, or your child’s physician, if anyone displays symptoms. If you are sick, the Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages you to stay home and limit contact with other well individuals in your home.

The DPH’s guidance for individuals who are well, is to limit social contacts while practicing social distancing from others (keeping 6 feet apart) and finding alternative ways to greet people that don’t involve shaking hands, as well as practicing good hand and cough hygiene. However, individuals who are at elevated risk, which includes persons age 60 and older and those with chronic underlying health conditions, are urged to remain at home to limit their exposure to germs.

If you do not have a health care provider, contact DPH’s Dana Carr at Dana.Carr@delaware.gov or 1-703-942-9912.

For general questions about COVID-19, please call the Delaware Division of Public Health hotline at 1-866.408.1899 or email them at DPHcall@delaware.gov.

While you and your children are at home, there are steps that all of us can take to safeguard our own health and the health of our community. The CDC recommends that everyone take the following preventive measures:

  • Wash hands frequently and effectively (i.e., use soap and water; rub hands under the water for at least 20 seconds). If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

  • Keep a safe distance from anyone who may be sick.

  • Clean and disinfect anything you touch frequently.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue; throw the tissue in the trash immediately.

  • Adults and children should stay home when sick.

More Tips for Keeping Your Family Healthy

We know many of you are at home wondering what else you can do to protect your family. We asked the DPH some of your top questions, and here is what they recommended:

  • Avoid group gatherings for students, including sleepovers, play dates, parties, or teen groups.

  • Those who do need childcare, try to limit the number of interactions and families involved as possible.

  • If you are socializing with others, maintain 6 feet of distance between individuals outside of the immediate family.

  • If outside for walks, hikes, bike rides, or other activities, it is important to still maintain 6 feet between people beyond immediate family and limit your group size.

The DPH is monitoring the situation closely and participating in national calls with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will follow the direction from the DPH, the Delaware Department of Education, and other public health experts over the coming months to direct our planning and actions.

You can learn more about coronavirus disease from the Delaware Division of Public Health at de.gov/coronavirus.

Please stay up to date with the latest announcements from Red Clay including our free meal service, online learning resources and tips for talking to your child about COVID-19, at redclayschools.com/covid19.

Thank you for your continued partnership to protect the health of our community.

Sincerely,

Dorrell Green

Superintendent

03.13: Update #2 - Red Clay Covid-19 Response plan

March 13, 2020

UPDATE #2 - Red Clay COVID-19 Response Plan

Dear Red Clay Community,

After consulting with school superintendents, and state officials from across the state, and following the closure of all public schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, Governor John Carney has called for Delaware’s public schools to close for a period of two weeks, effective immediately.*

Governor Carney has asked that all 19 Delaware school districts close from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27. (At this time, we expect schools and offices to reopen on Monday, March 30.)

This situation may require local school boards to respond by officially changing their Spring Break dates in support of this action.

In the Red Clay Consolidated School District, we were originally scheduled to be on break from April 10-17, and are well aware that the decision will create hardship for families, schools, employers and childcare providers. President Trump has declared a national state of emergency – and health experts from around the globe agree that extraordinary measures are needed to slow the progression of the disease.

We are acting quickly to provide as much time as possible for family planning. This is a fluid situation and that means we may not be able to answer all your questions at this time.

  1. Will we have to make up the days? It should be possible to recover several days originally set aside for snow. And, if the Board agrees it is possible to change Spring Break dates, more time will be preserved for education – so less time would be needed to meet state regulations for instructional hours. We will seek guidance from the Delaware Department of Education regarding “waiver” options, and would only add days to the end of the school year as a last resort.

  2. Will graduation ceremonies still be happening as scheduled? This is a fluid situation. It is impossible to confirm when, or even what graduation will look like until later in the Spring.

  3. Will work be sent home while school is closed? At this point in time, we will not be sending work home. However, we expect that at some point next week we will be sharing learning resources that families can use in the absence of instruction. We encourage our students to spend time reading and working on basic skills that will enhance previously learned material. Please know that we will not be teaching any new curricular material during this time of closure. Rather our main concern is to make sure our students, staff and community do whatever is in our power to prevent the spread of the disease and stay healthy.

  4. Is there a chance that we could be out longer than two weeks? There’s always that possibility, but my hope is that this mandatory shutdown will help slow the spread of the disease and allow us to get back to business as soon as possible.

  5. What will happen with regard to the 3rd marking period? Will it be adjusted? We will make adjustments in the same manner we have done in the past, when snow days had a similar effect on the 3rd marking period.

  6. Have there been any students, staff, volunteers... in our district who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus? We are not aware of anyone as I prepare this document.

Childcare programs that meet in our schools will not have access to Red Clay facilities during this time. Families and staff will be scrambling to find childcare for their student(s) while balancing the demands of work and other issues associated with this situation – so let’s all be supportive of one another in this unique time of need!

The decision was an exceedingly difficult one for the Governor to make. His goal, and ours, is to do whatever we can to prevent the spread of the virus and make sure we get back to business as usual as quickly as possible – while keeping our community healthy.

Sincerely,

Dorrell Green

Superintendent

Información sanitaria actualizada de Red Clay

ACTUALIZACIÓN #2 – Plan de Respuesta de Red Clay ante el COVID-19

Estimada Comunidad de Red Clay:

Después de consultar con superintendentes escolares y funcionarios estatales de todo el estado y siguiendo el cierre de todas las escuelas públicas de Pensilvania, Nueva Jersey y Maryland, el Gobernador John Carney ha ordenado cerrar las escuelas públicas de Delaware por un período de dos semanas, con efecto inmediato .*

El Gobernador Carney ha pedido que todos los 19 distritos escolares de Delaware cierren desde el lunes 16 de marzo hasta el viernes 27 de marzo de 2020. (En este momento, esperamos que las escuelas y oficinas reabran el lunes 30 de marzo.)

Esta situación puede requerir que los consejos escolares locales respondan cambiando oficialmente las fechas del receso de primavera en apoyo a esta medida.

En el Distrito Escolar Consolidado Red Clay, el receso estaba originalmente planeado del 10 al 17 de abril, y estamos conscientes de que esta decisión causará inconvenientes para las familias, escuelas, empleadores y guarderías. El Presidente Trump ha declarado el estado de emergencia nacional y los expertos en salud de todo el mundo están de acuerdo en que se necesitan medidas extraordinarias para enlentecer la progresión de la enfermedad.

Estamos actuando con rapidez para brindarles a las familias la mayor cantidad de tiempo posible para poder planificar. Esta es una situación dinámica y esto significa que podemos no ser capaces de responder a todas sus preguntas en este momento.

  1. ¿Tendremos que recuperar días de clases? Podría ser posible recuperar varios días originalmente planificados para días de nieve. Y, si el Consejo está de acuerdo en que es posible cambiar las fechas del Receso de Primavera, habrá más tiempo preservado para la educación, así que se necesitaría menos tiempo para cumplir con las regulaciones estatales referentes a las horas de instrucción. Vamos a pedir orientación al Departamento de Educación de Delaware en relación a las opciones de “excepciones”, y solamente añadiríamos días al final del año escolar como último recurso.

  2. ¿Las ceremonias de graduación se llevarán a cabo de acuerdo a lo planeado? Esta es una situación dinámica. Es imposible confirmar cuándo o incluso cómo será la graduación hasta más adelante en la primavera.

  3. ¿Se enviará trabajo al hogar mientras la escuela está cerrada? En este momento, no enviaremos trabajo al hogar. Sin embargo, esperamos en algún momento de la semana próxima compartir recursos didácticos que las familias puedan usar al no haber instrucción en las escuelas. Motivamos a nuestros alumnos a pasar tiempo leyendo y practicando destrezas básicas que reforzarán el material previamente aprendido. Por favor tengan en cuenta que no estaremos enseñando material curricular nuevo durante el cierre de las escuelas. Nuestra principal preocupación ahora es asegurarnos de que nuestros estudiantes, personal y comunidad hagan todo lo que esté a nuestro alcance para prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad y mantenerse sanos.

  4. ¿Existe alguna posibilidad de que estemos sin clases por más de dos semanas? Siempre existe esa posibilidad, pero mi esperanza es que este cierre obligatorio ayude a enlentecer la propagación de la enfermedad y nos permita volver a tener clases lo antes posible.

  5. ¿Qué sucederá con el tercer período de calificación? ¿Será extendido? Haremos los ajustes de la misma forma en que lo hemos hecho en el pasado cuando los cierres por nieve tuvieron un efecto similar sobre el tercer período de calificación.

  6. ¿Ha habido estudiantes, personal, voluntarios…en nuestro distrito que puedan haber estado expuestos al virus COVID-19? Al momento de preparar este documento no estamos enterados de nadie.

Los programas de guardería que funcionan en nuestras escuelas no tendrán acceso a las instalaciones de Red Clay durante este período. ¡Las familias y el personal estarán esforzándose por encontrar una guardería para los niños mientras manejan las demandas laborales y otros temas asociados con esta situación, así que apoyémonos unos a otros en este tiempo especial de necesidad!

Fue extremadamente difícil para el Gobernador tomar esta decisión. Su objetivo y el nuestro es hacer todo lo que podamos para prevenir la propagación del virus y asegurarnos de que podamos volver a la normalidad lo más rápido posible, mientras mantenemos sana a nuestra comunidad.

Cordialmente,

Dorrell Green

Superintendente

03.12: Update #1 - Red Clay covid-19 Response Plan

March 12, 2020

UPDATE #1 - Red Clay COVID-19 Response Plan

Increased Restrictions Effective Immediately, through April 9

Dear Red Clay Community,

The Red Clay Consolidated School District is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation. The Governor has declared a State of Emergency effective March 13, 2020. In accordance with the Governor’s declaration, Red Clay schools will remain open, with the following restrictions in place effective immediately, through April 9, 2020, to reduce potential exposure of COVID-19 to our staff, students and community:

  • All student field trips, regardless of location, are postponed.

  • All scheduled guests for in-class presentations and student assemblies are postponed.

  • All outside groups using Red Clay indoor facilities will be suspended. Field usage will be permitted with no access to buildings.

  • All events open to the public in Red Clay schools are canceled. Examples include but are not limited to concerts, plays, musicals, and/or other activities that increase the risk of community spread.

  • All volunteer programs are suspended.

  • Afterschool clubs and activities are suspended.

Please note: DIAA sporting events will continue as planned, with the potential of limited fan participation, and will be assessed daily. Before- and after-care programs housed in Red Clay schools will continue to operate at this time.

We have received some inquiries regarding school attendance. If you are concerned for the safety of your child related to the transmission of COVID-19, please consult a medical professional. If you choose to keep your child home from school, the absence will be excused only with a doctor’s note, and any missed work will need to be made up.

Be assured that Red Clay will remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will communicate any changes to our Pandemic Preparedness Action Plan, if they transpire.

Please refer to the following best practices for helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often, using soap and water (for at least 20 seconds), or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash – or use the bend of your elbow.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We will continue to communicate with our families and staff via email and will post updates on our website, redclayschools.com. Please stay tuned for more updates as we continue to monitor and reassess the situation daily. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our schools safe.

Información sanitaria actualizada de Red Clay

ACTUALIZACIÓN #1 – Plan de Respuesta de Red Clay ante el COVID-19

12 de marzo de 2020

Mayores restricciones de aplicación inmediata hasta el 9 de abril

Estimada Comunidad de Red Clay:

El Distrito Escolar Consolidado Red Clay está monitoreando continuamente la situación del COVID-19. El Gobernador ha declarado el Estado de Emergencia a partir del 13 de marzo de 2020. De conformidad con la declaración del Gobernador, las escuelas de Red Clay permanecerán abiertas, con las siguientes restricciones vigentes de inmediato hasta el 9 de abril de 2020, a fin de reducir la potencial exposición al COVID-19 de nuestro personal, estudiantes y comunidad:

  • Todas las excursiones de los estudiantes, sin importar el destino, son pospuestas.

  • Todos los invitados programados para hacer presentaciones en las aulas y las asambleas de estudiantes son pospuestas.

  • Todos los grupos externos que usan las instalaciones internas de Red Clay serán suspendidos. Se permitirá el uso de las canchas deportivas sin acceso a los edificios.

  • Todos los eventos abiertos al público en las escuelas de Red Clay son cancelados. Los ejemplos incluyen, sin limitación, los conciertos, obras de teatro, musicales y/u otras actividades que incrementen el riesgo de propagación en la comunidad.

  • Todos los programas de voluntarios son suspendidos.

  • Los clubes y actividades que se desarrollan con posterioridad a la jornada escolar son suspendidos.

Por favor tener en cuenta: Los eventos deportivos DIAA continuarán de acuerdo a lo planeado, con el potencial de limitar la participación de fanáticos, y serán evaluados en forma diaria. Los programas de cuidado previos y posteriores a la jornada escolar que se desarrollan en las escuelas de Red Clay continuarán funcionando en este momento.

Hemos recibido algunas preguntas sobre la asistencia escolar. Si están preocupados por la seguridad de su hijo/hija en relación con la transmisión del COVID-19, por favor consultar a su médico. Si deciden que su hijo/hija permanezca en el hogar, la ausencia se considerará justificada solo presentando una nota del doctor y todo trabajo escolar perdido deberá ser recuperado.

Les garantizamos que Red Clay permanecerá alerta en nuestros esfuerzos por prevenir la propagación del COVID-19 y les comunicaremos todo cambio a nuestro Plan de Acción de Preparación para Pandemia, en caso de que suceda.

Por favor seguir las siguientes mejores prácticas para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19:

  • Lavarse las manos con frecuencia, usando agua y jabón (durante por lo menos 20 segundos) o un desinfectante para manos con base de alcohol que contenga por lo menos un 60% alcohol, si no hay agua y jabón disponibles.

  • Evitar tocarse los ojos, nariz y boca con las manos sin lavar.

  • Evitar contacto cercano con personas enfermas.

  • Permanecer en el hogar en caso de estar enfermo.

  • Cubrirse con un pañuelo de papel al toser o estornudar, luego arrojar el papel a la basura – o usar el pliegue del codo.

  • Limpiar y desinfectar con frecuencia objetos y superficies tocadas.

Continuaremos comunicándonos con nuestras familias y personal vía email y publicaremos información actualizada en nuestro sitio web, redclayschools.com. Por favor estén atentos a recibir más actualizaciones de información mientras continuamos monitoreando y evaluando la situación a diario. Gracias por su apoyo constante para mantener a nuestras escuelas seguras.