West Chatham Middle School closure due to COVID-19 case extended

Updated: Oct. 28, 2020 at 5:40 PM EDT
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POOLER, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: SCCPSS has extended the closure of West Chatham Middle School due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case for another week.

The school will now be closed the week of November 2 as well.

In a statement, the school system said, “SCCPSS considers the health and well-being of our students, teachers, and staff to be of the utmost importance. We have been working closely with local public health officials to ensure the proper recommendations are followed to isolate staff diagnosed with COVID-19 and identify close contacts. All areas of the school have been deep cleaned and disinfected this week while the building has been closed.”

Students will continue to learn virtually next week by logging into itsLearning.

West Chatham Middle School will be closed for one week due to a positive COVID-19 case among staff and the need for additional staff members to enter quarantine protocols.

According to the school system, the school will be closed Oct. 26-30. Students will utilize the virtual instruction model.

The school system states if a child has been identified as a close contact, school personnel will contact the family directly.

The school building will be cleaned and disinfected while it’s closed.

If a child develops COVID-19 symptoms, parents are asked to please keep him or her out of school and group activities, such as sports or playgroups, and contact the child’s healthcare provider as soon as possible with the information that a COVID-19 case was identified in your child’s school.

Students should follow their normal instructional schedule and log on to itsLearning for classes during the closure. Should families have any questions about assignments or instruction during the closure, please contact the child’s teacher.

Parents will be notified of school reopening no later than the close of business on Thursday, Oct. 29.

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