Over 20 Canton Central students released from quarantine; district releasing new health screening survey
BY MATT LINDSEY
North Country This Week
CANTON -- Canton Central hopes to release a student health screening form that will be completed by parents prior to a student attending school each day.
CCS Superintendent Ron Burke thanked district nurses for working “tirelessly” through new public health guidance.He said that public health had been able to release more than 20 students who had been placed in 48-hour quarantine by the health department.
The survey will be sent to parents early next week on SchoolTool. The survey will be simplified, Burke said.
Nurses will follow up with those who are at home sick with a possible COVID-19 symptoms.
Burke urged patience and honesty from parents when filling out the daily surveys.
“We are seeing an increase, if you saw the news this evening, one of our local schools that’s had an outbreak reported today that they also had a child just test positive,” Burke said. “So COVID is real, it’s in our area.”
He said when you start to know some of the people getting COVID, it becomes more real.
Burke said that families keeping their child home when they are sick would benefit the school and community as a whole.
“I personally had no expectation that we would make it this far into the school year without going fully remote,” Burke said. “ I thought for sure by now we would of had to be there, but again it’s just been amazing to see our students doing what they need to do and our families also doing what they need to do for their child and every other person’s safety.”