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December 6, 2021
 
Dear Coos Bay Schools Community,

                             I have not done an update for awhile due to the declining COVID cases in our schools and community. Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in both community cases and cases impacting our schools. We currently have 22 confirmed cases across the district. These confirmed cases have resulted in 8 elementary classrooms and a handful of secondary students being quarantined due to potential exposure. 
 
We understand that quarantines can place a burden on families. We have been working with the Oregon Health Authority and our Local Health Authority to begin the “Test to Stay” program in the month of January. The program will allow students who test negative after exposure to remain at school. This has the potential to drastically reduce the amount of quarantines for individuals and classrooms. 
 
Each school will be sending out information and parent consent forms as we get closer to the roll out. We are constantly adapting to the challenges of COVID-19 and working to keep our students in school whenever possible. 
 
Bryan Trendell
Coos Bay Public Schools
Superintendent
 
October 22, 2021
 
Dear Coos Bay Schools Community,
 
In the last two weeks we have seen several students return to school who were out for
quarantine due to positive cases or potential exposure. We realize that quarantines can be
inconvenient for families. However, they are an important way for us to continue to slow the
spread and keep our doors open.
 
Our number of impact cases are down this week. Currently we have 5 positive cases within our
school district population who have been traced and quarantined. We currently have 26 total
throughout our district in quarantine due to potential exposure. Some of those quarantines are
due to community exposure. We have students who have been kept home due to symptoms
and we appreciate that greatly and hope to see them back in school soon. We have successfully
been able to trace each of our impact cases and have communicated with all students, families,
and staff who may be a potential exposure.
 
We realize the need to keep the public informed about the impacts of COVID‐19 in our schools
and the district will be providing regular updates. We will also continue to work with Coos
Health and Wellness to identify and trace any cases that may impact our schools. As cases come
up, we will immediately communicate directly with families who may be considered an
exposure. As we have been able to successfully manage the impact cases so far, we will
continue with in‐person learning in all our schools. Cases in our community appear to be on the
decline. We hope to see this trend continue moving forward.
 
Please help us keep our doors open by making good decisions and following public safety
protocols. The best way to prevent the spread of COVID‐19 is through staying home when ill,
wearing face coverings, physical distancing, and practicing good health hygiene habits. Be sure
to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid
contact with people who have signs of illness. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat a healthy
diet. Protect the community by following Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Wearing cloth
face coverings and maintaining social distancing reduces the spread of virus.
 
We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the
requirements to honor everyone's right to privacy.
 
Sincerely,
Bryan Trendell
Coos Bay Public Schools
 
October 5, 2021
 
Dear Coos Bay Schools Community,
 
Since last week we have seen several students return to school who were out for quarantine due to positive cases or potential exposure. We realize that quarantines can be inconvenient for families. However, they are an important way for us to continue to slow the spread and keep our doors open. 
 
Our number of impact cases are down from a week ago. Currently we have 15 positive cases within our school district population who have been traced and quarantined. Because of these cases we had to quarantine, out of an abundance of caution and potential exposure, 1 elementary classroom as well as 23 individuals, down from 41 last week, who were potential exposures. Part of the quarantine group is a cohort from a local after school program. We have students who have been kept home due to symptoms and we appreciate that greatly and hope to see them back in school soon. We have successfully been able to trace each of our impact cases and have communicated with all students, families, and staff who may be a potential exposure. 
 
We realize the need to keep the public informed about the impacts of COVID-19 in our schools. The district will be providing updates on a weekly basis. We will also continue to work with Coos Health and Wellness to identify and trace any cases that may impact our schools. As cases come up, we will immediately communicate directly with families who may be considered an exposure. As we have been able to successfully manage the impact cases so far, we will continue with in-person learning in all our schools. Although our county cases remain high, they have begun to decrease. We hope to see this trend continue moving forward. Please help us keep our doors open by making good decisions and following public safety protocols. 
 
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is through staying home when ill, wearing face
coverings, physical distancing, and practicing good health hygiene habits. Be sure to wash your
hands frequently with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid contact with
people who have signs of illness. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat a healthy diet. Protect the
community by following Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Wearing cloth face coverings and maintaining social distancing reduces the spread of virus. 
 
We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the
requirements to honor everyone's right to privacy.
 
Sincerely,
Bryan Trendell
Coos Bay Public Schools
Superintendent
 
 
 
September 27, 2021 (Posted 9/29/2021)
 
Dear Coos Bay Schools Community,
 
Since last week we have seen several students return to school who were out for quarantine due to positive cases or potential exposure. Currently we have 17 positive cases within our school district population who have been traced and quarantined. Because of these cases we had to quarantine, out of an abundance of caution and potential exposure, 1 elementary classroom as well as 41 individuals who were potential exposures. We currently have one bus route in quarantine due to potential exposure. We have successfully been able to trace each of our impact cases and have communicated with all students, families, and staff who may be a potential exposure. 
 
We realize the need to keep the public informed about the impacts of COVID-19 in our schools. The district will be providing updates on a weekly basis. We will also continue to work with Coos Health and Wellness to identify and trace any cases that may impact our schools. As cases come up, we will immediately communicate directly with families who may be considered an exposure. As we have been able to successfully manage the impact cases so far, we will continue with in-person learning in all our schools. Although our county cases remain high, they have begun to decrease. We hope to see this trend continue moving forward. Please help us keep our doors open by making good decisions and following public safety protocols. 
 
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is through staying home when ill, wearing face
coverings, physical distancing, and practicing good health hygiene habits. Be sure to wash your
hands frequently with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid contact with
people who have signs of illness. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat a healthy diet. Protect the
community by following Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Wearing cloth face coverings and maintaining social distancing reduces the spread of virus. 
 
We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the
requirements to honor everyone's right to privacy.
 
Sincerely,
 
Bryan Trendell
Coos Bay Public Schools
Superintendent
 
                                                                                                
 
September 20, 2021
 
Dear Coos Bay Schools Community,
 
Over the last few weeks, we have been impacted by COVID-19 cases in our school population and our community. Currently we have 11 positive cases within our school district population. Because of these cases we had to quarantine, out of an abundance of caution, 2 elementary classrooms as well as multiple individuals who were potential exposures on a bus route. In addition, we have multiple students who are quarantined due to a family member testing positive for COVID-19. We have successfully been able to trace each of our impact cases and have communicated with all students, families, and staff who may be a potential exposure. 
 
We realize the need to keep the public informed about the impacts of COVID-19 in our schools. The district will be providing updates on a weekly basis. We will also continue to work with Coos Health and Wellness to identify and trace any cases that may impact our schools. As cases come up, we will immediately communicate directly with families who may be considered an exposure. 
 
We have been able to successfully manage the impact cases so far, and we will continue with in-person learning in all our schools. It appears that our county cases have leveled off and decreased some. We hope to see this trend continue moving forward. Please help us keep our doors open by making good decisions and following public safety protocols.
 
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is through staying home when ill, wearing face
coverings, physical distancing, and practicing good health hygiene habits. Be sure to wash your
hands frequently with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid contact with
people who have signs of illness. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat a healthy diet. Protect the
community by following Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Wearing cloth face coverings and maintaining social distancing reduces the spread of virus. 
 
We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the
requirements to honor everyone's right to privacy.
 
Sincerely,
 
Bryan Trendell
Coos Bay Public Schools
Superintendent
 
 
 
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