- COVID Reminders for FVL Families - Sept 29
- COVID Weekly Update September 22
- COVID Weekly Update Sept 14, 2021
Dear FVL Families,
As we move further into the school year, the opportunities for COVID-19 and other illnesses to spread have certainly increased. Additionally, the prevalence of colds, allergies, and other viruses in addition to COVID have made it difficult to properly assess health.
It is with this in mind, that I would like to take a moment to provide you with a number of reminders and resources that will help you better determine the course of action to take with your student. Above all else, if you have any questions or concerns, the best source of information will be your family’s healthcare provider.
Should my student stay home?
- Please refer to the COVID Screening Checklist for Children to assist with making a decision about school attendance.
- It is far better for a student to stay home while confirming the presence of COVID than to send the student to school hoping a test will come back negative.
- Be cautious in assuming that symptoms are “only” related to allergies or a mild cold. More often than not, that is how COVID symptoms present themselves in high school age children.
- If your student is showing a single symptom (such as a runny nose or cough) please encourage them to wear a mask at school as a precaution.
- If your student has been in close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID, please consult our Back to School 2021-22 document for how to proceed.
Do I need to get my student tested?
- Again, it may be best to first consult your healthcare provider. Tests taken too soon can result in false negatives.
- A student showing symptoms who tests negative for a rapid test will most likely be referred for the more accurate PCR test, which can take 2-3 days for results.
- Avoiding a test to avoid isolation or quarantine may likely put others at risk.
- Websites such as https://doineedacovid19test.
com/ provide access to many free testing options throughout the area.
How long does my student need to isolate if positive?
- Officially, the CDC directs positive individuals to isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms AND until the student is symptom free.
- We are concerned about the increasing number of students who do not stay home from school with mild symptoms and then test late only to find that they are positive.
- Remember, isolation is intended to prevent the spread to others, but only if done properly and early. It is better to assume a positive result and take precautions than to expose additional people to the virus.
How long does my student need to quarantine?
- Again the CDC directs those in close contact to quarantine for 10 days from the last exposure as long as the quarantined individual remains symptom free.before returning to regular activities.
- If a person receives a negative COVID-19 test result after 5 days, the quarantine can be shortened to as few as 7 days from the last exposure as long as the quarantined individual remains symptom free.
- Students who are vaccinated AND do not show symptoms may return to school without quarantining for close contact.
As a reminder, the CDC recommends that students 12 years and older do get vaccinated to protect themselves and others against the worst effects of the COVID-19 virus. Please consult your healthcare provider for further information about whether a vaccine is appropriate for your student or any other family member.
Your cooperation and communication are critical to the general welfare of all our students and their families, our faculty and staff, and our communities. Thank you for all your efforts to stay informed and take these precautions and procedures seriously, so that we can continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for learning at FVL.
Mr. Alan Nolte, Principal
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Office: 920-739-4441 x5108
Dear FVL Family,
Each and every day is a gift of God's grace. As we embark on Homecoming week, we especially look back to the over 8,000 alumni, faculty, and staff who have been part of this ministry over the past 68 years and reflect on God's love. Nothing is different today as we have 670 students and 86 faculty and staff teaching and hearing the precious gospel message daily. May the Lord continue to pour out his blessings on each of you and our high school now and for generations to come!
Here is your weekly COVID update of reported and recorded cases at FVL:
- Current (Sept. 13-17) Isolation: 6 students
- Historical Isolation (Aug. 25 - Sept. 17): 9 Students
- Historical Quarantine (Aug. 25 - Sept. 17): 20 Students
Blessings on your week.
Mr. Jeffrey J. Loberger
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
As we now enter week 4 of school, questions have begun to rise regarding the statistics of COVID cases on our campus. The purpose of this email is to provide transparency to what is happening on our campus in regards to COVID and also any potential changes we may make to our Back-to-School COVID plans. We know that people have passionate opinions on what they think and hear. We also understand that emotions can at times run high on what some think is right and others think is wrong, but please know we will continue to navigate this based on our campus layout and modifications we have put into play (cleaning measures, iMOD filtration systems, etc.).
We daily monitor national, state, and community COVID trends. Be assured we stay in close contact with some of our neighboring schools and also health department leaders, as well as regular leadership team meetings to make the most informed decisions possible on decisions we implement on our campus. I would simply ask for your prayers and patience as we continue to navigate COVID again this school year.
Here is your weekly update:
- Active Isolation: 5
- Cumulative Isolations: 5
- Cumulative Quarantines: 17
Please be reminded that if your child is not feeling well or showing any symptoms of COVID, keep them home for their own health and for the sake of others attending school. I pray that as an FVL Family, we will put aside our differing opinions and rejoice in the fact students can be in school, in classrooms, with teachers and friends, hearing and sharing the precious gospel that has been the one consistent in FVL for the past 68 years!
May God continue to bless all of you and this great ministry.
FVL Mission: "Partner with families and Federation churches, to provide students with a Christ-centered education preparing teens for lives of service and for eternity."
FVL Core Values: Christ-centered ~ Family Focused ~ Relationship Driven ~ Humble Service ~ Pursuit of Excellence