After adding six more positive Covid-19 student cases and one new middle school staff member case, and after consulting with the Highland County Health Department, we will be extending our upcoming three day weekend. School will now not be in session tomorrow, January 15 through Tuesday, January 19. Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 20. The additional days out of school will be considered as calamity days, and therefore students will not have assignments to complete. The days out of school should also be observed by our students participating in Option 2 - Virtual Learning, and therefore no online assignments will need to be completed.
Our positive student case count today (two middle school students, two high school students, and two Greenfield Elementary students) stems from students who were already quarantined and not in school. Again, although the spread is not happening here, it is happening in our community. We are hopeful that a five-day cooling off period will help to stop the spread and allow for people to become healthy. The last thing we want is to change our instructional model, so we all need to work together to improve the situation in our community.
Extracurricular events will continue to take place as planned. As we have throughout the year, we ask that you not attend if you are feeling ill. If you attend, follow the safety protocols that are in place.
Please continue to monitor for Covid-19 symptoms. If your child experiences any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider or your local health department for more information.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you and have a good evening.
Quincey Gray, Superintendent