Hello Everyone, I am sure that most of you are aware of the new quarantine guidelines put in place by the Ohio Department of Health which is called " mask to stay, test to play ". Now that we are approaching the start of the winter sports season I wanted to clarify how this process will work for our Swanton student-athletes who might be identified as close contacts. 1. All students who are identified as close contacts due to an exposure at school will be given the option of choosing the traditional 10 day at home quarantine, or they may remain in school by wearing a mask for the 14 days following an exposure. If the student tests negative between days 5 and 7 they may exit quarantine after day 7 and either return to school, in the case of an at home quarantine, or remove their mask if they have remained in school. 2. Student-athletes who choose to "mask to stay" may then take part in the "test to play" option. This requires that they will test for COVID on day one of their exposure and again between days 5 and 7. If they are negative after this second test they will be removed from quarantine and may return to normal competition after day 7. This is the key point to remember, any student who selects the AT HOME quarantine option is selecting that option for BOTH school and for their sport. The whole point of the new guidelines for quarantine was to keep students in school rather than out. Students and their parents are still free to choose an at home quarantine as they see fit, but this will also apply to their sport as well. In other words, you can't have your cake and eat it too when it comes to staying home from school, but still playing your sport. A student-athlete will either quarantine at home for both, or remain in school for both. Again, I completely respect that fact that parents may choose to keep their student-athlete home during the quarantine period. Just know that you are selecting the at home option for your student's sport as well. Thank you. Stay safe and Go Bulldogs!
Good Morning, As most of you are probably aware the Ohio Department of Health has updated its quarantine guidelines for all schools in Ohio. They have adopted a "mask to stay, test to play" policy that outlines how students can remain in school and on the field/court if they have been identified as a close contact of a COVID case while at school. The details of this new guidance can be found at the following link: Mask to Stay, Test to Play Swanton Local Schools will now be following this updated guidance for quarantines for all close contacts which are found within our schools. Stay safe and Go Bulldogs!
Good Morning, Registration is now open for winter rec sports. There is basketball for grades K-6 and cheer for age 4-6th grade. Registration will end November 17th. To register please go to https://swantonrec-oh.finalforms.com . You can pay online or you can bring your payment to the Swanton Board of Education from 8am-3:45pm. If you plan to pay at the Board Office please bring exact change or check (NO CARDS ACCEPTED) and know how much you owe. Thank you!