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January 2022 Message to Families

Dear Randolph Public Schools Families:

I hope you and your family had a healthy and safe winter recess.  I am writing to you today to once again stress the importance of keeping your children home when they are sick.  We have already seen students this week come to school with symptoms only to be sent home and test positive for COVID-19.

Randolph families have done a wonderful job during the course of the pandemic monitoring their child’s health on a daily basis.  Given the current surge of COVID-19 we are experiencing I implore you to remain vigilant in this process.  The Omicron variant has shown high rates of transmission, even when only presenting as common cold symptoms.  Please review the list of symptoms below, and keep your child home when they show these symptoms and seek testing or a medical consultation.

COVID-19 symptoms list:

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills 
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

Please reach out to your school nurse if you have any questions.

Very Truly Yours,

Thea Stovell
Superintendent of Schools