Dear Granger High Families and Staff,
The District has been informed by Salt Lake County Health Department that Granger High has 15 confirmed COVID cases with additional referrals expected in the coming days (see attached letter from Salt Lake County Health Department). As part of our planningprocess this summer, we anticipated that such a dismissal would invariably occur, and the district and your school are prepared for this circumstance. Per the Health Department, this dismissal is NOT a quarantine. If you have been previously quarantined, this notice does NOT supersede those instructions and you must complete that quarantine period as instructed by the Health Department.
All in-person instruction at Granger High will cease, and distance education will begin immediately today – (Thursday, September 24thwas already a scheduled distance learning day); however the school will be closed for the next two days for deep cleaning. Students will not return to school again until October 8th. Starting Monday, September 28th, teachers will be working from the building and will keep their regular class schedule times . Students should remove anything from their lockers that they will need access to over the period of dismissal. Students who need technological resources such as Chromebooks or Wi- Fi access should reach out to the main office as soon as possible.
We have had extensive consultation with health officials over the past few days regarding extracurricular activities (All UHSAA governed activities and dance/cheer teams). As no extracurricular activity/teams currently have three or more confirmed cases, the Health Department does NOT currently recommend that those activities be dismissed. This is consistent with the provisions of the State Health Department COVID-19 School Manual. However, if those teams do have case counts that rise to 3 or more, it is anticipated that the Health Department will recommend a 14-day dismissal of that team at that time.
Lunch/Breakfast will continue to be served during the time that school is in dismissal. Students will be able to come to the school and pickup their daily meal between 10:30 and 11:30 every day. We will not be serving any meals on Friday the 25th.
This dismissal will require the cancelation or postponement of all other school activities, and spectators will not be permitted at ongoing competitions on school property with the exception of parents or guardians. We regret this is the case but readily acknowledge that the safety for our students and employees will continue to be paramount above all else.
Other operational information will be coming from the school. In the meantime, we strongly encourage our students and families to adhere to current countywide health orders and avoid large gatherings and wear a mask in public in circumstances where social distancing is not possible. If we fail to adhere to this guidance, we further put our extracurricular activities and in- person instruction in jeopardy. We appreciate your patience and support as we work to keep our students and staff safe in the midst of this pandemic.
Granite School District