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Rochester schools staff hit by positive Covid cases; in-person learning may be stopped

The following was released by Rochester Superintendent of Schools Jana Vance Tuesday morning:
 

Due to increasing positive Covid cases in Fulton County coupled with those who need to quarantine to safeguard others, Rochester Schools is now considered in a "yellow" zone.  We are finding that more of our faculty and staff are having to miss work due to Covid and that is hindering our ability to educate students while ensuring everyone's safety. On October 20, 2020 over 13% of our adult staff was absent. 

 

That being said, we are putting you on notice that in-person learning may have to be discontinued for a period of time.  If this happens, we will be engaging students virtually on the same schedule we started the 2020-2021 school year.  Principals will be sharing that information directly with you.

 

Our goal, should we have to close, would be to try and provide a 48- hour notice of the impending closing thus allowing families to make necessary arrangements for their students.  Again, we are NOT announcing a closing, but are working to communicate with parents that there is a strong possibility we will need to close. 

 

Again, we appreciate your support and want to remind you to follow all guidelines around social distancing and the wearing of masks.

 

Jana K. Vance, Ed.S

Superintendent

Rochester Community School Corporation

 

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