Dear Rowe School families,

I am writing to inform you that a person in our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. This information is also going home today in a letter. We have been planning for this scenario and have a comprehensive plan in place to utilize COVID-19 testing, inform families whose students were at risk of exposure or in close contact, and support the affected family as they navigate this experience. 

Though we cannot provide specific information about our school community member who tested positive, your child was not a close contact of the affected school member (a close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of the COVID-19 positive individual while indoors for at least 15 minutes during a 24-hour period) unless you have been informed otherwise. Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and keep your child home if he/she/they shows any symptoms or is not feeling well. 

Parents of students who were in close contact with the community member will be notified privately. 

If you have not signed up for our school routine COVID safety check program, sign up here: 

We are committed to continuous communication with, and support of, our families.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Lydia Brisson at 413-512-5103 or  Thank you for your continued support. 

Thank you,

Bill and Lydia