Parents, faculty and staff at Proctor High Schools were notified November 5 that a student there had tested positive for COVID-19.
The letter from Superintendent of School John Engelking alerted the group that “All students and staff in close contact with the positive individual have been contacted and asked to quarantine for 14 days.”
Additionally, the letter continued, “We have seen a number of faculty and staff with symptoms and we have a number of staff being tested for COVID-19. Because we are quarantining a number of staff, we will be moving to only Distance learning at the Secondary beginning Friday, Nov. 6 though Monday, Nov. 16.”
Distance learning includes all in-person classes and support at the high school and middle schools.
The school has been operating in a Distance Learning model with in-person support and in-person hands-on classes. There are over 100 students that come and go from PHS each day Tuesday through Friday for Culinary Arts, Woodworking, Construction and Welding classes, that cannot be done on-line.
School officials are hopeful that in-person classes and support will resume the week of Nov. 16th.