Kids attending Washington Island School will not be attending classes the rest of the week after sending them home early on Wednesday due to COVID-19 concerns.
In a letter sent by the district to parents and then shared by the Washington Island Observer, students were dismissed at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday as a precaution for potential positive COVID-19 results within the building. The district will take the next few days to deep clean the building and add other precautions as needed. The letter states that they “want to ensure that we are doing our best to keep students and staff safe and healthy” and that “the building is being closed as a precautionary measure until we receive bonafide information regarding the status of COVID-19 results.”
Washington Island School went to virtual learning last school year for two weeks in January after a spike in cases in the town around the holidays.