Dear Shorewood Families,
With the holidays and winter break approaching, I would like to reiterate ways that you can help keep our school community safe before and after gatherings with friends and families.
The District continues to offer free Covid-19 testing services for Shorewood students and staff as well as their family members, daily Monday-Friday (when the District is open) from 7:30-9:00am and 4-5:30pm in the Shorewood High School Arena.
The Winter Break Schedule is as follows:
December 27, 7:30-9:00am and 4-5:30pm
December 28, 7:30-9:00am and 4-5:30pm
December 29, 7:30-9:00am and 4-5:30pm
COVID testing will not be available on December 23, 26, 30, or January 2. Regular testing will resume on Tuesday, January 3.
Additionally, all Wisconsin households are eligible to order one free package of five rapid antigen tests each month through Say Yes COVID Test! Please feel free to utilize this helpful resource.
Earlier this week, the CDC encouraged the wearing of masks which can help reduce not only the spread of Covid-19, but also other respiratory illnesses including the flu and RSV. According to the CDC, flu and respiratory syncytial viruses are circulating at high levels at the same time Covid is picking up, straining hospital emergency departments. Therefore, masking is an important everyday precaution that will help reduce the chance of catching or spreading a respiratory virus. The CDC continues to recommend masking for anyone traveling by plane, train, bus or other forms of public transportation.
If your child is displaying respiratory illness symptoms, we ask that you please keep them home from school and encourage mask-wearing until symptoms subside.
In addition to wearing masks, the CDC strongly encourages everyone who is eligible to receive their Covid booster and flu shot. More information on Covid vaccines can be found here.
As always, with any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to myself or your school's health office.
Kelly Barlow-Eichman, RN, District Nurse