Dear Granger High Parents and Staff,
The District has been informed by Salt Lake County Health Department that our school has 15 confirmed COVID cases (see attached letter and handout from Salt Lake County Health Department). As part of our planning process this summer, we anticipated that such dismissals would invariably occur, and the district and your school are prepared for this circumstance.Per the Health Department, this dismissal is NOT a quarantine. This notice does not supersede any quarantine instructions. If your student has previously been instructed to quarantine, please continue to adhere and complete your quarantine per the guidance provided by the Health Department.
All in-person instruction at our school will cease, and distance education will begin immediately. This includes distance learning for students who participate at the GTI or classes at other school locations. The school will be closed for the next two days for deep cleaning. Thereafter, teachers will be working from the building. Students who need technological resources such as Chromebooks or Wi-Fi access or who need additional items from the school should reach out to the main office to make arrangements.
We have had extensive consultation with health officials regarding extracurricular activities (All UHSAA governed activities and dance/cheer teams). The Health Department does NOT currently recommend that those activities be dismissed unless they surpass the 3-case threshold, however, per state mandate, ALL activities have been suspended until November 23rd. If they are reinstituted, spectators will not be permitted at ongoing competitions on school property with the exception of parents or guardians. 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.
This dismissal will require the cancelation or postponement of all other school activities. We will work to reschedule all other activities and events for after the dismissal. 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
Dr. David Dunn
Granger High School