Dear Northeastern Families,
Clermont Northeastern Schools is committed to keeping our students safe while maintaining quality in-person instruction. The Ohio Department of Health has changed from mandates to recommendations. Additionally, last spring the Clermont Northeastern School Board voted to make masks optional moving forward. We have utilized The State of Ohio’s guidance document for K-12 schools to develop strategies and procedures to help mitigate risks. To view the document click HERE. It is optional to wear masks while in school; this applies for both students and adults.
Clermont Northeastern Schools understands that the vaccination status of an individual is a personal and family decision. Students 12 and up are encouraged to get vaccinated and/or wear masks throughout the day. Clermont Northeastern Schools will be working closely with the Clermont County Educational Service Center and the Clermont County Health District as the school year progresses. Student quarantine timelines will be influenced by vaccination status, social distancing, and if individuals in close proximity were masked or unmasked(Quarantine Guidelines). These guidelines may change, and we will update this information as needed. Any future mandates will be communicated in a timely manner and will be adjusted accordingly.
We will continue to implement many strategies which were in place last school year such as limiting visitors to the building to essential personnel only, social distancing, traffic patterns in hallways, changes in lunch routines, and restroom access. Students are encouraged to bring water bottles from home, and to use at the filling stations located in each building. We will encourage good hand hygiene throughout the day. We will also ask that families use a daily self-check at home before coming to school each day. Clermont Northeastern will continue to utilize frequent disinfection of common surfaces, as well as the antimicrobial treatment GermStop. The district has also taken additional measures, including the installation of the needlepoint bipolar ionization of our HVAC Systems.
The guidelines for the Clermont Northeastern Schools as of August 6, 2021, are as follows:
Masks for all students and staff members are optional but recommended.
Masks on buses are required per CDC.
At no time will proof of COVID-19 vaccination status be required by a student or staff member unless mandated under federal, state, or local law.
All after-school venues and events will be held at 100% capacity, with masks optional but recommended.
We will be limiting visitors during school hours to essential personnel only.