December 5-9, 2022


Dear Parent of Fern Bacon Middle School, 

The health and safety of our students, staff and community are our top priority. We have been alerted that your child may have been exposed to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19. The individual with COVID-19 was in school while infectious on 12/05-09/2022:

Fernald, Ryan ( Rm. 20) 1st Period

Fernald, Ryan (Rm. 20) 2nd Period

Hetland, Michele (Rm. 201) 3rd Period

Navarro, Avelina (Rm. 62) 4th Period

Sanchez, Tatiana (Rm. 3) 5th Period

Kirkland, Michele (Gym) 6th Period 

Ghazala Bahramzi (Room 63) – Reading, 1st Period

Peter Hart (Room 66) – Social Science, 2nd Period

Peter Hart (Room 66) - Science, 3rd Period

Timothy Fahlen (GYM), 4th Period

Shulante McNair (Room 65) Math, 5th Period

Shulante McNair (Room 65) Math  practice, 6th Period

What does this mean for you and your child?

  • Your child may remain in school – unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.  Scientific research, and experience from around the country and state demonstrate that schools remain among the safest places for children to be.  
  • It is strongly recommended that your child wears a mask indoors at school for 10 days after an exposure - High-quality masks with good fit and filtration provide the best protection for your child and the school community.  Masks are available at school.
  • Keep your child home if they develop symptoms and follow the SCUSD Illness and Symptom Guidelines for returning to school. If your child starts to feel sick or shows symptoms, they should get tested right away, even if they had COVID-19 before
  • Your child is advised to get tested for COVID-19.  SCPH recommends testing 5 days after the last date of exposure.  A number of testing options are available to your child and your household members:
  • Serna Center: Monday – Friday from 8am-2:30pm
  • 2401 Florin Road: Monday – Friday from 8am-4:30pm
  • Albert Einstein Middle School: Monday – Friday from 4pm-7pm
  • Sacramento County Community Testing Sites 
  • If your child tests positive please notify the school office right away.
  • Your child is advised to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  If your child is 5 years of age or older, a booster dose is also recommended.  Vaccinations against COVID-19 are safe and effective, and remain the best way to protect against the spread of this virus, new variants, and against severe disease.  SCUSD hosts a number of weekly vaccine clinics, or you may contact your child’s healthcare provider to learn more.

For further information see the SCUSD Isolation and Quarantine Information or SCPH Decision Tree. You may also call the SCUSD COVID-19 Helpline at 916-559-0951, on weekdays from 10 am – 5 pm.


Araceli M. Moreno, RN

Contact Tracer

Health Services

Sacramento City Unified School District


Phone: (916) 507-3719 cell – text or call