Family Weekly Message: November 12th, 2021

Good afternoon Cotee River Families, this is Mrs. Slusser with your weekly message. Our Student Council Community Outreach fundraiser, to support our local animal shelter ends on Monday. Also, on Monday we will hold our monthly SAC meeting, starting at 8:45.  Mark your calendars for Thanksgiving Break.  School will be closed from November 22 through November 26th.  We want to hear from you! Don’t forget to complete the Community Engagement Survey by clicking on the following link:

We look forward to seeing everyone’s bright smiling faces ready to learn Monday morning, no later than 9:40. Take care.




Keeping our Staff and Scholars Healthy: Please continue to support our efforts to keep our scholars and staff healthy. Screen your child before coming to school each day by using the daily screener.  The screener can be located on the district county website, along with our current guidelines.  If you have any questions on whether or not you should send your child to school, please contact our front office at 727 774-3000 to discuss next steps.  In addition, the use of masks and other personal protective equipment will remain highly recommended, but not required in almost all school situations and environments.  However, given the significant increase of cases, usage is strongly encouraged for students to protect themselves and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.


Student Notification of Potential Exposure to Positive Individual at School: For students that are notified of having potential exposure to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 at school, the parent may:

    • Continue to send the child to school
    • Choose to keep their child at home
      • Parent/Guardian must notify the school that they are choosing to keep their child at home due to potential exposure or the child has become symptomatic.
      • It is important that you contact us, if you are choosing to keep your child home, due a potential exposure or your child has become symptomatic in order for us to excuse the absence.  If we do not receive a call, the absence will be marked unexcused.