(MITCHELL) – Mitchell Community Schools returned back to an eLearning schedule today.
The following announcement was sent out to parents and students of the Mitchell Community School District:
Dear MCS Family,
In recent days, your school corporation has seen a drastic rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases and those placed in quarantine protocol due to contact tracing among staff members.
At the time of this message, we currently have over 40 staff in quarantine protocol or absent as well as 163 students corporation-wide. This is a drastic increase in numbers from last Friday, especially among MCS staff members.
Due to these numbers, Mitchell Community Schools will begin an extended eLearning period beginning Tuesday, December 8th through Christmas break.
The plan, as of today, is for students to return from Christmas break on Tuesday, January 5th. We will continue to monitor the results of this pandemic on our community throughout this period of time and will make any necessary adjustments.
We will continue to offer Wednesday lunch pickup for any family needing this service. If you have not signed up for this service, or have any questions regarding, please go to our school corporation website.
MCS will hold varsity level only events during this period of time with modifications for teams or clubs that are not under quarantine protocol. We will do our best to reschedule all other extra-curricular events if possible.
I know this news is not what any of us wanted to hear, but please know your school corporation has done everything it can to keep in-person learning going for as long as we possibly could.
Unfortunately, we are now to the point that this can simply not continue. School principals and your child’s teachers will provide additional specifics and please do not hesitate to reach out to your school district with any questions.
Brent Comer, Ph.D.Interim Superintendent Mitchell Community Schools
School corporations across the area continue to monitor the situation, as all monitor the number of cases within each county and consult their local health departments in guidance.