Liberty Middle School will immediately transition to remote-only teaching beginning Friday, Jan. 8.
In-person instruction at the Middle School is expected to resume Monday, Jan. 25. The elementary school and the high school remain open for in-person instruction and students should attend classes as scheduled.
Today, Thursday, Jan. 7, the district was notified that a middle school staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. That individual was last on campus Tuesday, Jan. 5. Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Contact tracing determined that a number of middle school staff members will need to quarantine because they were in close contact with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19, making it impossible to adequately staff the building with substitute teachers for in-person instruction.
Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive are individually notified by a building principal, administrator, or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.
The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed when a person of the school community tests positive for the COVID-19. Notifications are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. Our thoughts are with the individual who has tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery.
For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about how to be tested for COVID-19 should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.