Hunter High School is NOT in quarantine!
Dear Hunter High Parents and Staff,
The District has been informed by Salt Lake County Health Department that Hunter High has 15 confirmed COVID cases with additional referrals expected in the coming days (see attached letter and handout from Salt Lake County Health Department). As part of our planning process 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. This notice does not supersede any quarantine instructions. If your student (or staff member) 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 Hunter High will cease, and distance education will begin immediately. Students and staff can come in on Monday morning until noon to pick up any necessary items from their lockers or from the school. Deep cleaning will commence after that. Starting Wednesday, 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. 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 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 (10 or more) 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