Dear Mt. Healthy City School District Families,

We hope that your family had a restful and meaningful Thanksgiving holiday. As we look forward to returning to classes on Monday, Nov. 29, we again ask for your help in keeping our students and staff healthy and safe.

With family gatherings, travel out of town, and more social contact over the holiday, our community could see an increase in exposure and positive Covid-19 cases. Therefore, we are asking Mt. Healthy CSD families to show extra diligence in keeping students at home if they exhibit any symptoms of the virus. The most common symptoms our nurses have seen are sinus congestion, sore throat, headache, cough and fever. Again, please do not send your child to school with any of those symptoms.

Students should also remain at home if they were exposed to a positive case outside of school, unless they are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms. Remember that the mask-to-stay rule (where symptom-free students can stay in school if they wear their mask correctly) only applies to exposure within the school setting.

We ask that all students bring two masks with them to school. One they wear heading into school for the day and one in their backpack. That way, even if they are identified as a close contact during the school day, they will be able to remain at school.

Finally, please remember that you can instantly report your child testing positive or being a close contact by contacting the nurse at your student(s) school.

Thank you again for your support, and your ongoing consideration for all of our Mt. Healthy CSD students and staff. May your family continue to enjoy the holiday season!