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Pelham

SCHOOL DISTRICT

Pandemic Response Resources

Pandemic Response Update

(This page is now updated prior to every school board meeting - Last update was 5.18.22)

 

Key Takeaways

  • The Pelham School District remains fully open to students.

  • The level of community transmission is substantial and increasing and the level of school impact remains low.

  • Masks remain optional throughout the District including on school buses.

  • Those wishing to return after only 5 days from isolation or quarantine will still be required to wear a mask.

  • The Pelham School District accepts at-home rapid tests.

  • Signup for our voluntary onsite PCR testing for students and staff on Wednesdays at PES. This includes those found to be symptomatic at school.


All Known Positive Cases of COVID-19 for Students and Staff as of 5.18.22


Current*

Total for 2021-22

(recovered and current)


Positive Cases

Clusters/ Outbreaks

Positive Cases

Clusters/ Outbreaks

School

Students

Staff

Students

Staff

Pelham Elementary School*

14

6

0/0

309

65

8/2

Pelham Memorial School

0

2

0/0

167

32

10/2

Pelham High School

11

1

0/0

206

22

5/1

 

Contact Tracing

We have transitioned from emailing contact tracing to posting it here on our pandemic response webpage. Families and staff can find close contact information updated daily for each school here.

 

At-Home Rapid Tests

We accept at-home rapid tests for COVID-19. Once the results are submitted, the school nurse will contact you and clear your child during school hours. Submitting the test does not mean your child is automatically cleared to come back to school. Before returning to school, symptoms must be mild and improving and students must be fever free for at least 24 hrs without the use of fever reducing medications. To submit your results, please follow these guidelines: 

  • The test must be administered 24-36 hours after the onset of symptoms

  • Send the results by email to:

  • Include a picture of the test results with the following information:

  • The name of student on whom the test was done

  • Date the test was taken

  • In the email the following information is needed:

  • Description of symptoms

  • Start date of symptoms

  • Brand of test and expiration date of test date for the specific kit

  • The image needs to be clear enough to determine the results.

NOTE: Some tests have age restrictions (such as the Intelliswab ™) so make sure you read the instructions prior to use.

 

The Big Seven

We will continue to follow the universal guidance described in our Reopening 2021 Plan. Our mitigation measures are (1) face coverings, (2) distancing, (3) hand sanitation, (4) screening, (5) ventilation, (6) vaccines, and (7) testing. 

 

Our Approach

Our approach continues to be based on the current local data regarding COVID-19 and the recommendations of the NH DHHS. If the level of community transmission changes or the level of school impact changes, we may need to adjust this plan. In order to make decisions about the need for these adjustments, the District will continue to consult with the COVID-19 Education Liaison at the NH DHHS and the Public Health Officer for the Town of Pelham.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard