March 13, 2020
Dear Potomac Parents and Community:
We are continuing to monitor the situation involving the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and are working in coordination with county and state health authorities. At this time, we are not planning to close school. However, we continue to plan for the possibility of a closure. We would also advise you to plan in advance for childcare if a closing occurs. A closure would likely last a minimum of 2 weeks, per CDC guidelines, and could last longer.
County superintendents met today with the Vermilion County Health Department. There are currently no confirmed or suspected cases of Coronavirus in the county. As such and in order to be cautious, extracurricular activities will be limited to only those events located within Vermilion County involving Vermilion County schools.
In addition to this change we are strongly urging:
* We will reinforce with our students to wash their hands frequently. If your child has a fever or is not feeling well, please keep them at home.
* Visitors to school will be kept to a minimum.
* If you prefer to do your parent conference next week by phone, please contact the teacher.
We are committed to working closely with families to provide current information. We are cleaning and sanitizing areas of our building and classrooms more frequently and have provided materials for teachers and students to sanitize desks and high touch areas. Our teachers are working hard to keep daily activities normal for students, as well as preparing for any future events. These measures are being put in place through the end of Spring Break and will be reevaluated at that time. Other Vermilion County schools are adopting similar protocols.
This is a rapidly-involving situation. The district will put out updated information as needed. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions.
Candace Freeman, Principal
Jim Owens, Superintendent