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CLINTON — Clinton High School will remain closed to in-person class attendance through Nov. 2.
The school's number of positive cases has been relatively low, superintendent of schools Curt Nettles reported Friday morning.. But, the number of close contacts among students has increased.
While many students currently under quarantine would be eligible to return to in-person learning next week, Nettles said exclusion numbers would remain high during the following week. He said the district also was concerned about the possibility of more positive cases if high school students were together next week.
Therefore, the high school will remain on all remote learning through Monday, Nov. 2. Nov. 3 is a state holiday, so students will return to classes on Nov. 4.
Students will receive additional information as it is available.
A message from Clinton Schools Superintendent Curt Nettles last week:
Clinton High School has had a couple of new positive COVID cases that came up late last week and over the weekend. Due to these positive cases, we have had to exclude approximately 70 students from school to quarantine. There is a possibility that there will be more exclusions after the health dept finishes checking on some other possible close contacts that occurred outside of school.
Due to this information, Clinton High School will be closed beginning tomorrow, Tuesday the 20th through Friday the 23rd. This will give the health dept time to finish its work so that we can know all the pertinent information. It is our hope that we can open the high school back up on Monday the 26th. That will be the plan unless you hear differently from us. If we need to extend the closure, we will make contact and officially let you know via phone call and email. If you hear nothing else, then you should plan to be in session on Monday.
While the high school is closed, the high school staff will be teaching remotely. Students should look for communication from their teachers in regard to class instruction and expectations. Students will not be expected to do any class work tomorrow (Tuesday) so that the staff can have a planning day to put all details in place. Class work will begin Wednesday.
Again, this is for the high school only. All other buildings will be open as usual.
As we continue to go through this school year, in all of our buildings, it is important to keep your students home if they are sick.