Message from District 7: 11-13-2020 Update

District 7 Families,

Earlier today, high school families were notified that Edwardsville High School will move to a 100% remote setting beginning on Monday, November 16th through Thanksgiving break. In the time since that notification was sent, numbers have been further updated.  Over the past two weeks EHS has had twelve students test positive for Covid-19 and 220 students quarantined due to close contact with a Covid-19 positive individual.  During that same time frame, EHS has had nine employees exposed and required to quarantine.  As a result of the positive cases, there have been three confirmed outbreaks at EHS within the last week.

The temporary shift to full remote instruction for the next two weeks currently applies only to Edwardsville High School.  Students at the elementary and middle school levels will continue on their current instructional plan at this time.

The District 7 COVID-19 dashboard for all schools was updated as of 11 AM this morning.  It can be viewed by visiting the District 7 website or by clicking on the following link:  District 7 COVID-19 Dashboard.

In addition, families should be continuing to receive notifications from the school directly any time there is a COVID-19 positive case within that building.

We are hopeful that we will begin to see cases in our area and specifically within our schools decrease in the coming weeks.  Thank you all for your continued patience and support as we navigate the pandemic together.

Respectfully,

Dr. Jason Henderson