Hardwick Elementary School

Christine Gifford


Friday, October 8, 2021

Additional information and details can also be located on our website https://hardwick.ossu.org.  If you have questions, please call the office and leave a message on Christine's voicemail (472-2599) or email at cgifford@ossu.org. Staff are checking their voicemail and email during normal school hours.


Hello Hardwick Families,

  • We had several positive covid cases impact our school community this week.Thank you all for understanding when your child needs to quarantine when a close contact. Quarantining close contacts is an essential part of reducing the spread. 

  • On a related note, we have heard from some parents that are concerned we don’t notify parents in a timely manner. It is important to remember that we won’t know if a person’s test is positive until they get the results and let us know. The Vermont Department of Health asks us to go back two days from when the positive test was taken or onset of symptoms to determine close contacts. We notify parents as soon as we know but the close contact may have occurred several days before. Families have been great at getting us the information quickly.

  • Teachers have been providing work packets and/or access to online assignments for students who are quarantining. We encourage your kids to complete the work but it is not required. We understand that not all families are in a position to support their kids to get the work done. 



We want to remind all families that students should be kept home if they are feeling ill. Please review the recommended state guidelines for returning to school. If you are ever unsure, please give your school nurse a call (472-2506). 

If your child has followed the above guidelines, received a negative covid19 PCR test, and is ready to return to school, please communicate this with the school nurse prior to their return (472-2506 or agreaves@ossu.org).

More information can be found on our School Health Website.


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