WE HAVE LETTERS FROM THE SCHOOL, PHOTOS FROM PARENTS
UPDATE: PARENT PARTY HOST SPEAKS OUT
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A young child attending “Get Ready Set Grow” Academy in Delray Beach has tested positive for COVID-19. At least one teacher has also tested positive.
The private, high-priced “academy” has shut down for cleaning, but still plans to hold a pre-K graduation on Friday (July 17th, 2020). Letters from Get Ready Set Grow confirm the student and teacher test results. The academic year was extended for the students at Get Ready Set Grow who range in age from age 2 to 5. While camp-like activities may have been scheduled, the “school year” is technically still taking place.
Multiple parents contacting BocaNewsNow.com provided the letters from Get Ready Set Grow management that we are publishing below. The announcement follows two parties documented on social media, according to parents. The first, below, reportedly involved several Get Ready Set Grow teachers not wearing masks or following social distancing guidelines.
One of the teachers in the photo, according to multiple parents, is one of the teachers who tested positive for COVID-19.
The second photo shows a child’s party which included several students from the school as well as teachers — including at least one teacher from the photo above. The child’s party was held just days after the teacher’s party. Whether a teacher transmitted COVID-19 to a student is unclear, but parents contacting BocaNewsNow.com say contract tracers have been calling families of the children at the party.
This photo, according to multiple parents, was pulled from social media after the COVID-19 diagnoses were made.
No immediate word from the Florida Department of Health. Parents seeking to pull their children from Get Ready Set Grow for the remainder of the summer — and receive refunds — have been told “no.”
Here are the letters and texts sent to parents:
BocaNewsNow.com expects to hear more from the Florida Department of Health as well as Palm Beach County officials on Friday.
UPDATE: Parent who hosted party speaks out.
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