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COVID-19 Update - Jr. High

January 13, 2021

Dear Families:  

The District was notified of an ARIN staff member who has tested positive with COVID-19.  This individual works at the junior high school.  This positive case WILL count towards the rolling 14-day count.  See below for the current case numbers at each building as of this morning.  


  • Senior High - 0 active cases 
  • Jr. High - 3 active cases 
  • Eisenhower - 0 active cases
  • Horace Mann - 0 active cases
  • Ben Franklin - 0 active cases
  • East Pike - 0 active cases

As of now, the first case at the Junior High is expected to be off the 14-day count on 1-20-21.  The second case would be removed on 1-22-21. The third case would be removed on 1-20-21.  The 14-day clock starts at the onset of symptoms, not when the District is informed of the test results.  In alignment with our Health and Safety Plan, as well as the attestation that the District signed, we are able to remain open.  


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 are approaching the required number of cases that would necessitate a closure at the Junior High.   As per the District’s attestation, we would close once we get between 2-4 cases.  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.  


Respectfully,

 

 

Mr. Michael J. Vuckovich

IASD Superintendent