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International Travel CDC Guidelines

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Eppler Chieftain Families,

As April arrives, we end the third quarter of the school year. It is hard to believe that we are in the final stretch! As vaccines become more available, and families continue to follow the CDC guidelines to keep us all safe and healthy, these last few weeks together should be a successful end to an unconventional year.

As Utica Community Schools approaches spring break, the school community including staff and students are reminded to familiarize themselves with all applicable guidelines for travel as issued in the January 18, 2021 Presidential Executive Order and Center for Disease Control (CDC) Travel Guidance. Please reference the links below:

• CDC Guidelines: Testing and International Air Travel
• Executive Order: Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel | The White House

Notably, the Presidential Order establishes that the CDC recommendations for international air travel currently remain in full force and effect (same as mid-winter break guidelines). For Utica Community Schools this means both students and staff must adhere to the following upon international air travel return and prior to resuming in-person school or work within the district:

• Quarantine at home immediately upon return from international air travel. This should be for a minimum of seven (7) or ten (10) calendar days.
• Get tested for COVID-19 upon return from international air travel. Two types of viral tests are acceptable: PCR and/or rapid (antigen). This is best conducted during the window of three to five days after return.
o If test result is positive for COVID-19, follow all applicable quarantine requirements.
o If test result is negative for COVID-19, continue to self-monitor, and may return to school or work after the full seven days, provided no symptoms emerge.
• If an individual does not get tested within the window indicted above, she/he is to self-monitor for ten days and may return to school or work after the full ten days, provided no symptoms emerge.
• Even upon completing quarantine, individuals who have engaged in international air travel should continue to distance from medically fragile persons for fourteen days from return.
Persons who have been fully vaccinated and/or tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three months are not exempt from the mandated quarantine.

The week following spring break, April 12 through April 16, is scheduled for remote teaching and learning so quarantined students and staff should be able to engage as applicable. Students and/or staff who must quarantine into the week of April 19 must notify the school (students) or the Human Resources Department (staff).

For our incoming 7th Graders, scheduling information can be found at the links below. Please be aware that the forms are due on Monday, April 12, 2021.

 





Sway (office.com)
   

Sway

Welcome to the UCS 2021-2022 student scheduling site!

 

Watch the Welcome to Eppler Junior High video here

https://tinyurl.com/hwbfvuty

 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Incoming 7th Graders can be found by clicking here

Current 7th and 8th Graders watched a video to show them how to set up their Unified Classroom.  They need this to schedule since they cannot do it from the app.  There is a link on the students' Class Link page.




Students also watched a second video that shows them how to select classes in PS.  There is a link on the students' Class Link page.


Entering Course Requests.mp4

https://sway.office.com/gZwP2Wkd362GmlGJ?ref=Link