• COVID Update — Jan. 13, 2021

    Dear Members of the Brighton School Community, 

    I hope that this note finds you and your family healthy and well. Keep up the great work. We’re almost there. Please stay vigilant. Masking, distancing, monitoring symptoms, following State Department of Health travel guidance, and avoiding gatherings have been very successful in our community. Let’s keep it up! 

    COVID-19 Updates: 

    • Since our last update, there have been 12 additional positive COVID cases as confirmed by Monroe County. That’s consistent with our rates for the past 5 weeks. We’ve averaged 12 each week. 
    • 7 of these cases were at BHS, 0 were at TCMS, 3 were at FRES, and 2 were at CRPS. 2 of the 12 are in the all-remote program. 
    • 10 of the cases are considered open. In other words, the others have already resolved and the individual is no longer considered COVID positive. 
    • 13 additional 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. 

    Our state mandated orange zone testing program will resume tomorrow. We will be testing 10% of our in-person school population this week and 10% two weeks later. CRPS and FRES will be tested on Thursday, Jan. 14 and Friday, Jan. 29. TCMS and BHS will be tested on Friday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 28. Families will receive an email prior to the testing dates to notify them that their child has been selected for testing. 

    Vaccine Roll-Out: 

    We’re working closely with the Monroe County Department of Public Health to assist in coordinating the vaccination of school staff eligible for the vaccine as members of group 1B. Currently, availability within the county has been limited due to allotments from the state. It is expected to increase next week and moving forward. We will make every effort to aggressively support vaccination of staff as one of the many measures that helps our environment be as safe as possible for all students, staff, and community members.  

    Kevin 

    Kevin McGowan, Ed.D. 
    Superintendent of Schools