Principal's Update 3/113/11/2022
Dear Cleveland Families,
Next week I will send a celebration update to highlight the accomplishments of our students in recent weeks. Today, I wanted to share with you that we provided a resource for teachers to use in their classes today to facilitate a conversation about the change in the mask mandate. The resource emphasized empathy and the recognition that whatever decision a person makes is the right decision for that person.
For school on Monday, masks will be optional. Students, staff and visitors decide their own risk level and whether or not they want to wear a mask. No individual classrooms will have separate rules about mask wearing. Only two spaces on campus will require students, staff and visitors to wear masks: the Student Health Center on the bottom floor and the nurse’s office/symptom space on the main floor.
We will continue to notify the community when we have a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and who was on campus during their infectious period. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate per the guidelines provided by Multnomah County and you need to continue to notify the school if your student tests positive for COVID-19.
I have linked the daily illness self-screening list. Students should continue to stay home if they have any primary symptoms of COVID-19. If they have any secondary symptoms, they should wear a mask. We will continue to have masks available for students.
I know this is yet another change in our learning environment that we will need to navigate together. I know our students to be thoughtful and empathetic. They may experience anxiety as they try to decide what is best for them. We are here to support them. As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Jo Ann Wadkins
Cleveland High School