January 7, 2021
The District was notified of 2 more individuals who have tested positive. Both cases occurred over the holiday break. Neither of the confirmed cases counts towards the rolling 14-day count, as our schools were closed and students were not in session. Furthermore, these two individuals were not in school this week. Thus, in alignment with our Health and Safety Plan, as well as the attestation that the District signed, we are able to remain open. See below for the current case numbers at each building as of this morning.
- Senior High - 0 active cases
- Jr. High - 1 active case (notified families/staff earlier today about this case)
- Eisenhower - 0 active cases
- Horace Mann - 0 active cases
- Ben Franklin - 0 active cases
- East Pike - 0 active cases
As always, the number of confirmed cases can change at any time. Many experts have predicted that January could be a difficult month in regard to the pandemic. Thus, we are asking families to be prepared in case a switch to 100% remote learning is required. We understand the terrible inconvenience a closure causes our families; however, we have a responsibility to make you aware of the possibility. My goal is not to cause panic, rather it is to help make you aware of the current situation in case the District needs to make a change rather quickly.
Mr. Michael J. Vuckovich