Letter from the Superintendent 8-16-21

August 16, 2021

 

Dear Parents,

 

The number one priority of the Lawrence County School District has been, and always will be, to provide a safe learning environment for our learners and provide a high-quality education for each student. Our district, like all other districts across the nation, is facing the crisis of the Delta variant. We strive to be transparent as this phase of the pandemic unfolds.

We currently have teachers and students who have tested positive for the virus. Therefore, we must contact trace and identify students, faculty and staff who must quarantine because they have been in close contact to a positive case. Most of the positive cases we have seen have not been contracted in our schools. Keep in mind, quarantines are not positive cases. Quarantines are preventative measures to reduce the spread of the virus.

Please help us navigate through this crisis by keeping students who are sick at home. We also need you to be transparent and report to the school administration if your child has tested positive or is showing any symptoms of the virus. Lawrence County School District complies with FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) and HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Regulations and therefore cannot release student information to anyone other than parents or guardians, nor can we divulge employee health information to anyone.

I urge everyone to comply with the district’s mask requirement and consider getting the vaccine. I ask that you work with LCSD, not against us, in our efforts to keep students safe and in our classrooms throughout these turbulent times. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Titus M. Hines, Ed. D.