Parent COVID Notification

November 13, 2020

Dear Hornets, 

I want to thank the individual who notified us of their positive COVID test, and for our families and staff who have done a great job of practicing good behaviors such as wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, social distancing, and staying home when they are feeling ill.     Please continue to alert us to any positive COVID tests in your household and to continue to keep your student home from school when she/he is feeling ill. 

We were notified of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis of five individuals today (two students at the high school, one student at the middle school, one student at South Grove, and one staff member at South Grove); and, as a result, have identified first contacts and advised those contacts to quarantine.   We ask that all staff and students maintain a heightened awareness to remain vigilant in your efforts to combat COVID-19 by continuing to social distance, wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and monitoring your health symptoms.  In accordance with Marion County Public Health Department guidelines, staff members and families of students who were a first contact with the affected individuals were personally notified and instructed to quarantine.  If you have not been personally notified, your child is NOT a first contact in this situation. 

Please know that we want to be as transparent as possible, while respecting and stringently following required HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations.

 We ask for your understanding, as dealing with a virus during a pandemic is new to all of us.  We ask that these topics not be discussed on Facebook, as many times misinformation is shared, which only adds to the stress and uncertainty of our families.

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me with your questions or concerns.  I can be reached via my cell: 317-445-6506, or via email: pkaiser@bgcs.k12.in.us

Sincerely, 

Paul A. Kaiser, PhD.

Superintendent