Dear Alsea Parents and Community,
Well I spoke too soon. I just received confirmation that one of our elective teachers tested positive late today. Since this particular member works with students in K-12 I have decided to close the Alsea Charter School for one day, Monday, October 4th, so I can perform effective contact tracing in partnership with Benton County Health. I am unable to confidently do so tonight, and I am truly sorry.
I realize that this is much less than Ideal, bur I want to be abundantly cautious. With the high number of cases in our surrounding communities I feel that this action is best for all our students and families. Getting a bearing on case source is critical for good decision making moving forward.
This closure is for our Alsea K-12 brick and mortar facility only. Learn at home and our farm programs will have school as normal. I want to apologize again for the inconvenience this one day closure will cause. A call em all phone notification will follow this message.
I will send out more information tomorrow once contact tracing is concluded.
Thank you for your understanding.