Lake Geneva Schools remind families of COVID-19 precautions

The Lake Geneva School District issued a COVID-19 reminder to parents as classes resumed from winter break this week.

James Gottinger, District Administrator, said families should follow best health practices to keep school doors open.

“We all hope that 2021 will bring back a sense of normalcy to a year we (at least I) are glad to put in our rearview mirror,” Gottinger states in a letter. “I passed on my best wishes to all our families for a happy, healthy and as normal as possible 2021.”

With safety in mind, Gottinger states it is important for families to remember what they have done to keep classes in session.

He noted efforts such as wearing masks in school, emphasis on physical distancing and basic sanitation, all of which continued this week.

“We have had a fairly good school year to this point and we will all have to be diligent in our efforts to continue to keep our schools open for the remainder of the school year,” he said.

Parents are reminded to keep their children home, if they are sick, and should contact a primary care provider if COVID-19 symptoms persist.

The district, meanwhile, will continue following CDC recommendations.

The recommendations are as follows:

  • If your student has 2 or more COVID-19 symptoms, keep them home (10 days unless COVID-19 tested).
  • If anyone you have visited over break has a pending test; stay home until you know the results.
  • If anyone in your household has a pending test; the family must quarantine until results are in.
  • If anyone in your household or that the student/staff has been in close contact with over holiday break has tested positive; you must complete a quarantine based on the last time you had contact with them. We are following the CDC’s guidelines for offering a 7- or 10-day quarantine option.

The district is also following recommendations from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Interscholastic Association for student-athletes.

If student-athletes in contact sports have been involved in any of the above scenarios, according to guidelines, they cannot participate in practices and games before 14 days.

Student-athletes, meanwhile, can choose the 7- or 10-day quarantine option for return to learning while social distancing in the building.

“Once again, I sincerely hope all of you had the best of holidays. I am looking forward to continuing our efforts to provide the best education possible to the students of our community,” Gottinger states. “We must all work together to give it our best effort for that to happen.”

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