As of Monday morning the Hamburg School District had moved all campuses to remote learning only due to COVID-19 quarantines.
In a release, Tracy Streeter said that many of the issues had stemmed from outside of the school.
On Friday afternoon, Streeter said, they had 11 confirmed positive cases leaving 150 students and 16 adults quarantined district-wide. These numbers are widely spread throughout the district and this covers all five campuses.
On Wednesday it was released that there was a positive case at Hamburg Middle School and at Portland Elementary. Since that announcement the number of positives has grown to 11 district wide. “Unfortunately, our communities have been hit hard this week,” Streeter said.
Chris Hammond, the point of contact person, has been working to make sure all guidelines are followed, and reporting is done correctly and Streeter said he has done a great job of keeping up with the difficult task.
Streeter said they will continue to follow the guidelines of the Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Education. “If at any time we feel like we need to make a change in our approach, it will be made. The safety of our students and staff is our first priority. Each day we evaluate our situation and do everything we can to provide a safe environment for everyone,” Streeter said.
All classes will be conducted on line, with the exception of preschool which will be done through a take home work packet. The remote learning will go on through Nov. 13 at which time Streeter and her team will re-evaluate the situation.