(641) 637-4187 2163 135th Street, New Sharon, IA 50207

As of September 23, 2020, we currently have between 1 and 5 cases. Contact tracing has put several of our students in quarantine.

Some individuals have asked if we are considering moving to a hybrid model.

We are not considering this option currently for the following reasons: 

1.  The 14-day average positivity rate in the county is 11.2%. (Hybrid Model metrics are to be between 15% and 20%)

2.  We do not meet the threshold for 10% of our students being out with an illness.

3.  You do not count students who are in quarantine as part of the absenteeism rate.

Please remind students to wear their face coverings in school, on our buses, and at school events.  This helps slow the spread of COVID.

While wearing face coverings provides some protection, it does not prevent students from having to quarantine when they have close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with an individual who is positive for COVID.

During 100% face to face instruction, social distancing is not possible within the classrooms and in some cases during lunch.  Lunchrooms have been reduced to 50% capacity.

Extra cleaning is being done daily to help prevent the spread of illness.