Regardless of our best efforts, the possibility remains that one of our students or staff members could contract the virus at some point. While FLEC is restricted from commenting on individual cases, we have a desire to keep our valued community informed. Please know that if Seminole County Health Department Officials identify a student or staff member has had possible contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID, they will contact that individual directly with further instructions. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case, FLEC has been instructed to rely on the Health Department to carry out all contact tracing and communicate isolation and quarantine requirements to the individuals potentially exposed.
*Mask Policy (Updated 9/9)
The FLEC School Board has VOTED to implement a required indoor mask policy for all students in grades 1-8 beginning Sept 7, 2021. FLEC will go back to a “mask optional/opt-out” policy when the Seminole County positivity rate is less than 10% for two consecutive weekly reporting periods by the Florida Department of Health. The Board, in conjunction with the FLEC Safety & Health Committee, will also continue to evaluate data and new information to determine which metric(s) work best in re-evaluation and management of the mask policy, if needed.
With the authority given it by the board, FLEC Administration will still be requiring teachers, staff members, and all adult visitors to wear mask while on campus.
Families wishing to opt out must provide a medical exemption note from a Central Florida medical doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.
FLEC continues to monitor the physical and emotional health of our school community. Safety protocols will continue such as sanitizing, hand washing stations, air filtration systems, zone cleaning in classrooms, and sneeze guards when appropriate.
Updated: September 21These numbers reflect the cumulative and unduplicated total of positive tests reported at the school site.
ACTIVE CASES — individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in isolation.
RESOLVED CASES — individuals who had tested positive since the beginning of school (August 10, 2021) and have since recovered and been cleared by the Seminole County Health Department.