(MITCHELL) – Beginning Thursday, October 29th, all Mitchell Community School students will enter an extended eLearning period.
It is official’s hope that students will return to in-person learning on Monday, November 16th.
All extra-curricular events will be suspended during this time period.
“This difficult decision was made on a number of factors which included the rapid rise of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff this week,” said Interim Superintendent Brent Comer. “Late yesterday afternoon, MCS received information that two additional junior high students received positive COVID test results. After contact tracing, an additional 42 junior high students were placed on 14 day quarantine protocol. All individuals and families impacted by this have been contacted. This brings our total number of 170 students and 8 staff in quarantine protocol for the district. Through discussion with local and state health departments it is believed that this number will continue to grow if we follow our current procedures. The health and safety of our students and staff must be our major focus and this decision is based solely on that. By doing this, Mitchell Community Schools is also doing its part to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community and county.”
Additional information regarding this eLearning period will be sent to student’s teachers and principals.
Parents should not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or principal with any questions related to eLearning.
All school offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Officials say it is vital that if your child receives a positive COVID-19 test result during this eLearning period you contact the school nurse immediately. The best way to contact Nurse Lane will be through her school email at firstname.lastname@example.org.