April 8, 2021
Dear Marauder Families:
This past week our district has had several positive cases of COVID-19 on our school campus. This coincides with a significant rise in the spread of the virus within our community. The number of positive cases and close contact quarantine students is approaching seven and a half percent of our district population.
The Administration, with support from the Health Department, feels that a pause is necessary to allow time for this surge to pass. Thus, the (in-person) closure will begin on Friday, April 9th, and will remain in effect until Friday, April 16th. Students will return to face-to-face learning on Monday, April 19th. During this time, the Administration and the Board will work with the Health Department to determine whether a safe return may occur or if a more prolonged closure may be necessary.
Please be advised that this closure is for in-person learning only, and the entire District will now be 100% remote. Our teacher(s) are prepared to continue to deliver content and instruction based on the schedules below:
Your teachers will be reaching out to you directly to provide further information and services for special needs students or English Language Learners.
Lunches will be available at Leonard and E.E. Knight from 11:00 to 12:00 Friday, April 9th through Thursday, April 15th. Friday is a scheduled half-day for students.
We intend to continue with spring sports. With our weekly antigen testing and safety protocols, we can still offer our students some sense of normalcy during this difficult time.
As always, we encourage you to continue to monitor your family for symptoms. If you have a family member who is having symptoms, please consult with your family doctor or get tested. Stay healthy, and we will see you soon!
Yours in education,
Dr. Ryan L. Cunningham, Superintendent, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools
Submitted by Dr. Ryan L. Cunningham, Superintendent, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools