October 12, 2020
Dear Parents, As you may already be aware, the District has received its first notification of District students testing positive for COVID. We have not been advised how those students were exposed to the virus. We recognize that you may have concerns for your child(ren) and want to reach out to your child’s teacher or building principal for more information, but please understand that the District has an obligation to maintain student privacy and is limited in the type of information it can share with you.
The District is legally prohibited from sharing information regarding the class(es) attended by an infected student, where the student was sitting, the date of infection, or other student-specific information where such information, alone or in combination, would allow a reasonable person in the school community to identify the student who is COVID positive. The COVID-specific information we are permitted to share with parents is posted on our COVID Stats dashboard, which can be found on the District’s webpage and is regularly updated to provide all parents with the most up-to-date information. Here is the link: https://www.fairland.k12.oh.us/COVID-19Stats.aspx
Please do not reach out to individual staff members to press them for additional information that they are prohibited from disclosing. Be assured that you will receive written notification from the local health department if your child has been exposed to a COVID-positive student and must quarantine. If you have another specific concern related to your child’s health that you believe can be addressed by the District, we encourage you to send an e-mail to your child’s building principal. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times.
Sincerely, Roni Hayes