On Thursday morning, having been scrubbed clean and disinfected earlier this week, Forest Hills Elementary School was ready for students to return to their seats.
Lake Oswego School District Superintendent Lora de la Cruz said in an opening statement before the start of school that the district was thrilled to have Forest Hills open again.
"Our expectation and anticipation of today is that it'll be a day filled with compassion for one another, a day filled with care, and most of all, with positive experiences," she said.
In the time since the district was notified of an employee testing positive for COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — the district has disinfected all LOSD facilities and buses and provided support for great hygiene and healthy practices in schools.
In addition to good hygiene, the district has started looking into making online learning available in the event of an outbreak in the community.
"We don't know if we've seen the last of COVID-19 but I will say that we're committed to staying on top of any new developments on behalf of our community. I believe we've become stronger because of this experience and I'm confident that our community will work together for the best outcome for students staff and families," de la Cruz said.
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