Summit Charter Head of School Kurt Pusch announced today that a student has tested positive for COVID-19 and said Summit is working with Jackson County Public Health to take the appropriate next steps.
Pusch released the following statement:
Today we received notification that a student at Summit Charter School has tested positive for COVID-19. Summit teachers, staff, and families have been informed, and the Jackson County Department of Public Health is performing contact tracing.
Those who are identified as close contacts will be contacted directly by Health Department representatives and given further guidance on how to proceed.”
Ensuring the health and safety of our students, teachers, staff, and families remains our leading priority. Out of an abundance of caution, some of our teachers have decided to self-quarantine.
Given our staffing availability for in-person instruction in middle school, and as a proactive measure in ensuring the health and safety on campus and avoiding potential spread, we have decided to transition our 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to remote learning for the next 14 days, through October 15. On-campus learning will continue for K-5 and high school students.
Summit continues to provide voluntary COVID testing for students and staff every Wednesday, a program made possible by the Highlands-Cashiers Health Foundation.
Families are able to register their student for testing on a rolling basis by contacting our school nurse, Becky Baker in our office.
- Kurt Pusch, Head of School, Summit Charter School