As I reported yesterday, the Freetown-Lakeville Middle School has been in the news this week regarding four confirmed cases of Pertussis and a recent Air Quality Assessment initiated by the school district. Please be informed that the health and safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority. It is unfortunate that the media has shared only some information and raised anxiety within the school community. Please advance to the next page for a link to an excellent informational video on pertussis and the link to the air quality report. I have been in constant contact with our school physician, medical professionals, and the Department of Public Health throughout this process and all parties support our actions at the schools.