The intent of this communication is to notify our school community of a recent Covid-19 situation at the Towanda Elementary School.
Yesterday, October 21, 2020, we were notified that a sixth-grade student at Towanda Elementary School has tested positive for Covid-19. The student’s last day in school was Friday October 16. The student began experiencing symptoms Sunday, October 18, and the family did a nice job of keeping the student home since.
Also, today, October 22, 2020, we were notified a 4th grade student and another 6th grade student tested positive. These two students are siblings and were last in school on Monday, October 19.
Based on conversations with the Department of Health, we will be moving our Towanda Elementary School (grades 3-6) to remote learning beginning Friday, October 23, through Friday October 30. This will allow for extra cleaning of that building as well as prevent the possible spread of the virus.
With no current cases in the Jr/Sr High School or J. Andrew Morrow Primary School, those two schools will continue with in-person instruction. We will continue to monitor the situation in those two buildings and adjust, as necessary.
Please know that protocols are in place to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. Our facilities are cleaned daily, including high touch and high traffic areas. We ask that parents continue to screen children daily before coming to school and keep them home if they are sick. If you have a COVID-19 related issue, please call building principals, and they can assist you.
As a community, the key to our success is to continue working together as we strive to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy. Thank you again for working collaboratively with the district as we navigate through this public health crisis together. Stay safe and stay healthy.