Dear Skyline High Parents and Staff,
The District has been informed by Salt Lake County Health Department that Skyline High School has 15 confirmed COVID cases with additional referrals expected in the coming days (see attached letter and handout from Salt Lake County Health Department). This letter came this morning after the Health Department verified the school’s case counts. As part of our planning process this summer, we anticipated that such a dismissal would invariably occur, and the district and the 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 the quarantine per the guidance provided by the Health Department.
All in-person instruction at Skyline High will cease, and distance education will begin immediately; however, the school will be closed for the next two days for deep cleaning, Friday and Saturday. 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 cheer teams). The Health Department does NOT currently recommend that those activities be dismissed unless they surpass the 3-case threshold. 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 cancellation or postponement of all other school activities. Virtual activities that remain 100% virtual will continue. 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.
Additional 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 (no more than 10 people) 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 in-person instruction and extracurricular activities 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
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