December 15, 2021–The Shaker Heights City School District is currently experiencing a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases within our school community. This increase in cases aligns with the recent increase in community spread in the Shaker Heights area and is being experienced by areas around the country.
We remind all students and staff to remain home if experiencing any symptoms: fever or chills, new uncontrolled cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, new onset of severe headache, especially with fever.
The District is continuing with safety measures in our school buildings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We also encourage families and staff to remain vigilant while in the community. Regardless of vaccination status, please continue to observe recommended safety measures, such as wearing a mask indoors, practicing social distancing and regular hand-washing. Most importantly, the District urges all eligible individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster once eligible.
Given the current rise in cases, there is an increased chance that your student may need to shift to remote learning for a period of time with short notice. We ask that families have a plan prepared in the event that this becomes necessary for your student through the coming months.
Thank you for your partnership in keeping our students and staff safe.