October 19, 2020
I wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update regarding COVID-19. On Saturday, October 17, 2020, the District was alerted that an Indiana student at the High School has been identified as a positive case for Covid-19. There was no risk of exposure to other students due to the social distancing requirements we implemented in the classrooms. The Department of Health (DOH) has advised us that we can continue to operate as usual.
Additionally, over the weekend, it was brought to our attention that two students at Ben Franklin Elementary will be required to isolate as one of their family members tested positive for COVID-19 and that the DOH is treating them as probable positive cases. The DOH worked with the school nurse, administration, and classroom teacher throughout the process.
Our School Health Services staff has done an amazing job being proactive in monitoring for symptoms. We have continued to send students home for exhibiting COVID symptoms out of an abundance of care and caution. I fully support the school nurses taking an abundance of care in our daily operations and recognize the angst this can cause our families.
Mr. Michael J. Vuckovich