Bentonville High, West High students get OK to work from home

Bentonville High, West High students get OK to work from home

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School officials said they are working with the Broome County Health Department to respond to the cases.

All students will be screened and have their temperatures checked before entering the classroom, teachers, and staff will be tested for COVID-19 regularly, and everyone will be required to wear facial coverings.

On Sept 15 GHS families received a letter from Greenwich Schools Head of Nursing Mary Keller and Superintendent Dr. Jones saying a student had gone home from the high school earlier in the day after finding out a family member had tested positive for Covid-19.

The home permit requires students show initiative with their school work, contact teachers via email for additional assistance and complete all work by assigned dates, Jones' email states.

Kittitas County is now 'phase 3, ' with a total of 530 coronavirus cases confirmed this year.

Instruction throughout the district will continue as normal, according to the letter.

With only 25 active coronavirus cases and an average case rate of 56 per 100,000, the Ellensburg School District unanimously voted to return students to the classroom next month. West High School had 2,153 students enrolled, with 499 students, or 23%, doing school online.

Individual school leaders will need to consider the space available in their buildings and other factors when developing plans to move to hybrid or fully in-person learning, Salvatelli said.

People who have had contact with anyone with COVID-19 are to be quarantined for up to 14 days.

When contacted by the Oakville Beaver for comment, the health department told the Beaver to connect with the school board "as it relates to the process for their teachers".

Dr. Jones said it was important to note that as of Tuesday there were no positive cases with ISD students, just an exposure to a person who had been deemed positive.