October 30, 2020
Dear Upper Elementary/Weare Middle School parents, staff, and community members:
About an hour ago we received notification that a Weare Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19. Weare Middle School and Center Woods Upper Elementary will be remote tomorrow October 30, 2020, while we clean and work with the NH Department of Health and Human Services to contract trace.
We will work with NH-DHHS to notify anyone who has been identified as having had close contact (within six (6) feet for longer than ten (10) minutes over a twenty-four (24) hour period) with the infected person. Those who have potentially been exposed will be instructed to get tested and keep themselves or their children quarantined until 14 days following their last possible exposure.
While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family. Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community members. It is important to remember that children are greatly influenced by the reactions of adults when facing difficult circumstances. We encourage everyone to remain calm and to be empathic and respectful to those affected.
We will share more information as it becomes available.
Principal Shawne Hilliard and Superintendent Jacqueline Coe