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COVID-19 Update

January 19, 2021

Dear Families:  

The District was notified that a student tested positive for COVID-19.  This positive case WILL NOT count towards the rolling 14-day count.  The high school student is 100% remote, is not actively involved in an extracurricular activity at the moment, and does not attend ICTC.  As a result, we will continue to stay open under the current model.   See below for the current case numbers at each building as of this morning.  


  • Senior High - 0 active cases 
  • Jr. High - 3 active cases (2 of the three cases will be removed on Jan. 20)
  • Eisenhower - 1 active cases
  • Horace Mann - 0 active cases
  • Ben Franklin - 0 active cases
  • East Pike - 0 active cases

As a reminder, two cases at the Junior High are expected to be off the 14-day count on 1-20-21.  The final case at the Jr. High would be removed on 1-22-21.  The case at Eisenhower would be removed on the 26th of January.  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.  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