QTS Covid UPDATE: Sunday, October 17, 2021

 

Sunday, October 17, 2021 QTS Covid UPDATE

  • QTS continues to monitor the Grade 6 level classroom.  Students are returning to class with doctor clearance through the QTS Attendance/Registers Office.  Three Covid cases in Grade 6 appear not to have spread further as of today, Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • Masks required at QTS inside the building.
  • Encourage all to re-examine their behavior outside of school and work to protect your school and community by being mindful of mask wearing, washing hands, and social distancing.
  • QTS continues to monitor one adult case of break through Covid 19.
  • Encourage all adults to get vaccinated and update boosters.
  • QTS staff remains at 83% vaccinated.
  • Superintendent Mark J. Decker is the Covid Contact for QTS.

Covid UPDATE October 7, 2021

Covid UPDATE for October 7, 2021

  • QTS is monitoring two (2) cases of Covid in the adult population. Both cases are breakthrough meaning the adults were vaccinated.
  • QTS is monitoring ten (10) cases of possible exposure in the adult and student population.
  • QTS continues to see no spread of the virus at school.  It typically is poor choices on weekends or large gatherings.
  • QTS students continue to pick up breakfast and eat breakfast in the classrooms.
  • QTS students are eating lunch in the multipurpose room; Grades K6 (Max 52) in cohort grade levels at lunch tables; Grades 7-12 (Max Range 40 – 63) in cohort grade levels at lunch tables. This practice began approximately September 20, 2021 as our staff needed a 30 minute lunch break during the day.  Group size is not a factor due to our school size, unless the whole school was involved.
  • QTS is in contact regularly with Quileute Nation Incident Commander / Chief of Police Michael Foster and Dr. Allison Berry, Clallam County Health and Human Services.
  • QTS Superintendent Mark J. Decker is the Covid Contact tracing person for the School and administers Covid testing as needed for QTS staff and students.

Covid UPDATE: October 6, 2021

Covid UPDATE for October 6, 2021

  • QTS is monitoring one (1) case of Covid in the adult population.
  • QTS is monitoring ten (10) cases of possible exposure in the adult and student population.
  • QTS is in contact regularly with Quileute Nation Incident Commander / Chief of Police Michael Foster and Dr. Allison Berry, Clallam County Health and Human Services.
  • QTS Superintendent Mark J. Decker is the Covid Contact tracing person for the School and administers Covid testing as needed for QTS staff and students.

Covid Update for September 30, 2021

Last year’s Kindergarten class demonstrating mask wearing

QTS Covid Update for Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • QTS has had its first breakthrough case of Covid with an adult.  A breakthrough case means the person was fully vaccinated and still contracted Covid 19.  This makes case #6 at QTS since the beginning of the school year.
  • QTS currently is tracking thirteen (13) exposure cases of students and adults.
  • Stephanie Doebbler, QTS Registrar is posting to all parent emails the following message.
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    Dear QTS Parents;
    QTS has seen an increase in students not wearing masks to get on the bus and being dropped off for school with no masks this past week.  QTS cannot continue to be so generous in handing out masks, so please begin immediately by having your child wear their approved masks (double layer) to the bus stop and when getting out of the car for school.  Prior to this week, students have done a great job with this matter.
    Recall it is a mandate that all properly wear a mask in a public building.  We don’t want to turn kids away, but QTS will have to begin doing so next week at the school parent drop off and at the bus pick up locations.  QTS appreciate your cooperation and support in this important safety matter.
    Thank you
    QTS Administration and Superintendent

 

QTS Covid UPDATE Tuesday, Sept 21

QTS Covid UPDATE Tuesday, September 21, 2021

 

  • Currently we have 26 people (mostly all students) not attending due to exposure to Covid 19 Delta virus.
  • QTS currently has 1 confirmed student case of Covid and 1 unconfirmed student case of Covid this is drop from five (5) total.  Typically I am seeing some kids get high fevers and others very few symptoms.  Please monitor and call your health care provider for advice.
  • So far QTS has been fortunate to witness cases coming in from outside and not seeing evidence of spreading within the school.
  • Cases are reportedly dropping slightly in Clallam County.
  • We are entering cold and flu season, so prepare yourselves.
  • Families and QTS staff are exhausted, as everyone is doing their best to navigate these uncharted waters.
  • Vaccination we know is the key!  The Pfizer vaccination is reportedly nearing FDA approval for ages 5-11.  Booster shots are coming soon!
  • 83% of the QTS staff is vaccinated and QTS School Board has passed a motion (September 8th) to test every fourteen (14) days all non-vaccinated staff.  QTS remains in a “choice” mode for vaccinations as per consultation with QN Incident Commander / Chief of Police and QN Emergency Management Team Recommendations from September 16, 2021.
  • Quileute Tribal Health will provide vaccinations currently to ages 12 and older, please call them for an appointment.
  • Our QTS K12 Principal has been working with lunch schedules to keep our students in cohorts, but also provide a 30 minute break in the day for our teachers.  Cohorts of students are eating in the multipurpose room within grouping size allowed. QTS Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation is working on a solution to have picnic tables built so students can eat outside on weather appropriate days.  Currently our outdoor seating is limited for obvious reasons.
  • Superintendent Mark J. Decker is the Covid Contact person for the school and District Contact Tracer, working hand in hand with QN Incident Commander / Chief of Police, as well as Clallam County Health and Human Services.
  • Remember to please reference the School Flow Chart Linked HERE produced by Clallam County Health and Human Services.