• Orange Zone COVID-19 Update — Dec. 16 

    Dear Members of the Brighton School Community, 

    I hope that this week’s update finds you well and remaining steadfast during a challenging period of time. I continue to be amazed at how well our entire school community is managing the circumstances and adjusting as we go. Kudos to all of you for doing so well in keeping each other safe and healthy. Thank you for all that you’re doing to support one another in so many ways. 

    Please note: 

    1. We will be testing 10% of our in-person population on Thursday, Dec. 17 (Twelve Corners Middle School and Brighton High School) and Friday, Dec. 18 (Council Rock Primary School and French Road Elementary School). 
    2. The families of the students being tested have been contacted already. 
    3. If we’re still in an orange zone after Winter Recess, a testing program will resume. If we’re designated a red zone, testing would continue, but with 30% required to be tested over a month. 

    The story by the numbers:  

    • Since our last update, there have been 9 additional positive COVID cases as confirmed by Monroe County.  
    • 5 of these cases were at BHS, 3 were at TCMS, and 1 was at CRPS. 1 of the 9 is an all-remote individual. 
    • 6 of the cases are considered open. In other words, the others have already resolved and the individual is no longer considered COVID positive. 
    • 18 members of the school community are in official quarantine as directed by the Monroe County Department of Public Health. Other individuals are self-isolating or quarantining at the request of their doctor, school personnel or of their own accord while awaiting additional contact tracing. 

    Best wishes for a safe and healthy end to your week. Thank you again for all that you are doing to keep yourselves, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your community safe. Masks, masks, masks. 

    Thank you! 

    Kevin 

    Kevin McGowan, Ed.D. 
    Superintendent of Schools