Summit Charter School reported that a second student has tested positive for COVID-19.
Summit Head of School Kurt Pusch released the following statement on Oct. 8:
Today we received notice that a second middle school 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.
The student who tested positive has been on remote learning effective October 2 in response to a first positive case reported on that date. We have been informed that the recent positive test was conducted at the end of last week. Taking this information into account, the current 14-day remote learning period for Summit middle school students remains in effect to avoid potential spread. All middle school students will remain on remote learning through October 16.
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