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A LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

September 1, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As we begin the 2021-2022 school year we want to welcome everyone back to school. Students are hard at work in their classrooms and athletics and activities are well underway. We are looking forward to Homecoming Week, which begins on September 13th

We will continue to contact trace exposures to COVID-19 and your student may be subject to exclusion from attendance and athletics/activities. Please be reminded that students and staff who have chosen to receive a COVID-19 vaccination should submit proof of their vaccinations to the school nurse. Students/individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose. Fully vaccinated students/individuals who have submitted this documentation are not subject to quarantines if identified as a close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 as long as they are symptom free. Fully vaccinated students/individuals who become ill are still subject to isolation and testing. Please do not send your student to school if they have any of the CDC identified COVID-19 symptoms, which are asked of students entering the building daily. If your student tests for COVID-19, you must provide a copy of the test results to the school nurse prior to returning to school.

Regarding any positive cases in the school:

Marengo High School is working closely with the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) and are reciprocally reporting confirmed cases in our school. If your student is determined to be a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be contacted directly by our school nurse and MCDH with specific instructions for your student. We will continue to update you of individuals who test positive through a Health Notification email.

If you have any COVID-19 questions, please contact the school nurse at 815-568-6511 x1102, call the Illinois COVID-19 hotline at (800) 889-3931, or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

Stay safe and have a great school year!

Sincerely,

David N. Engelbrecht, Ed.S.

Superintendent