We did it again! The Gilbert School received a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best High Schools in the country! This is the third time we have received this honor.
According to U.S. News, "Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students."
The Gilbert School is closely monitoring the recent outbreak of coronavirus. While there are no reported cases on campus or in this region, The Gilbert School is actively tracking this emerging situation and determining prudent measures of prevention and response. Please know that there are currently no cases of coronavirus in our region or in our school.
As with any other public health concern, The Gilbert School’s response is guided by information from our local, state, national and international health agencies. Currently, experts believe that the coronavirus originated from a live animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan, China. Healthy, young people are believed to be at less risk for complications from the virus, while people who are immunocompromised or elderly are at greater risk. Information regarding transmission is still emerging, although it is believed that human to human transmission is very likely.
Symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, runny nose, headache, and sore throat. Of note, we are currently in the height of the influenza season and many people are experiencing symptoms of influenza which are the same. More serious cases of coronavirus include problems breathing, bronchitis, or pneumonia.
Preventative measures to prevent influenza or the coronavirus include:
Covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing
Frequent hand washing with soap and water
If you are unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
People who are sick should not come to school
Maintain good personal hygiene-avoid touching face/nose/mouth/eyes
See a doctor if you are not feeling well
Do not travel if you are sick.
If you have been diagnosed with influenza, please do not return to school until you are 24 hours fever free.
If you have additional concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kelli Gilbert, Student Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860 379 8521.