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1.1.22 Second Semester & Mask Update

Dear Woodland Community,

We hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas and New Year break. We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus Tuesday morning.

Due to the large increase in COVID cases across Shelby County over the last couple of weeks, Woodland will return to requiring masks for faculty, staff, students, and visitors when indoors for at least the next two weeks. Much of the information we have received from health officials say the increase in cases should only last for a few more weeks.

Woodland will regularly reassess the local and school-level information and notify the Woodland community of any changes to our protocols as soon as possible. We believe this adjustment to our masking protocols will help reduce the number of absent faculty and students over the next couple of weeks.

Thank you to those who have already reported cases that occurred over the break to the School Nurse. We ask that if you have not reported a student or household positive case that happened over the holiday break that you email the School Nurse, nurse@woodlandschool.org. This information will only be shared with the school administration as necessary.

In related news, there have been changes to the Tennessee Department of Health’s school requirements around isolation and quarantine periods. In some circumstances, the minimum isolation and quarantine periods have been shortened to five days. The school nurses will help you determine when your student may return to school after illness or an exposure to COVID. Woodland will continue to seek clarification and guidance and the impact on schools.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Adam Moore
Head of School

Amy Gray and Kim Sharp
School Nurses