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The following message from Superintendent Guntlow was emailed to all Ichabod Crane families on Sunday, January 10. Please carefully review this information as it contains important details about all of Grade 6 and Grades 9-12 shifting to full remote learning until Tuesday, January 19.

Grades K-5, 7 and 8 will resume classes as regularly scheduled tomorrow (Monday, January 11).

All previous school reopening news and COVID-19 updates can be found on the district’s Reopening Information page here.

Good Afternoon,

Yesterday we let you know that a 6th grade Middle School student tested positive for COVID-19.  All staff members and families whose children came in close contact with the positive case have been contacted and notified of the need for a mandatory quarantine.

Today we learned that a 6th grade staff member in the Middle School who was awaiting test results was also positive. Staff members and students who were placed on a precautionary quarantine have now been contacted and advised of the need for a mandatory quarantine.

Due to the positive test result from the Middle School staff member, we are now placing all of grade 6 on fully remote instruction for the entire week returning to the hybrid learning model on Tuesday, January 19th. 

Today we were also advised of a symptomatic student who is very likely to be an additional positive case at the High School.  Due to the number of students and staff members affected and placed under quarantine, all classes for 9th-12th graders will also be fully remote for the entire week returning to the hybrid learning model on Tuesday, January 19th. 

High School students who attend Questar III CTE Programs and out of district programs including New Visions may continue to attend in-person and transportation will be provided as normal as long as they have not been contacted and advised to quarantine. 

Grades K-5, 7 and 8 will resume as regularly scheduled tomorrow, January 11. If you were not already contacted directly via phone or email, then your child was not a close contact to any of the positive or potentially positive cases and there is no further action needed on your part.

At home, please continue carefully screening your children in the morning before sending them into school and always err on the side of caution. If they are showing even mild COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home. 

Thank you as always for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenges together.

Suzanne Guntlow
Superintendent of Schools