September 6, 2021
The District was notified of another positive case of COVID-19 at the Indiana Area Senior High School on September 5, 2021. The Department of Health (DOH) is working with the school nurse and administration and will determine that additional students could be quarantined. At the end of the first week of school, we have approximately 60-65 students in quarantine and 7 confirmed cases on our 14-day rolling count. The positive case WILL be attributed to the District, as the students were in school during the infectious period.
Based on the information above as well as our current case count, we will continue to stay open under the current model. See below for the current case numbers at each building as of today.
- Senior High - 2 active cases
- Junior High/Eisenhower - 4 active cases
- Horace Mann - 0 active cases
- Ben Franklin - 1 active case
- East Pike - 0 active cases
As a reminder, the 14-day clock starts at the onset of symptoms, not when the District is informed of the test results.
I realize that these are difficult times with the increased pressures the pandemic causes, and there are no guaranteed right or wrong answers at times due to the varying beliefs, attitudes, and opinions on the matter. As you know, the Department of Health is instituting a legal mask order effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021. If you are planning to have your child opt-out of wearing a mask, we are respectfully asking families to have your child(ren)’s licensed health professional complete this form and return it to your child(ren)’s principal. We thank you all for what you have done already and thank you for the work that is to come. We truly appreciate you all. Please visit our COVID dashboard at www.iasd.cc for additional information relating to the number of positive cases and quarantines the District is facing at the current time.
Mr. Michael J. Vuckovich