LITTLE SILVER, NJ – Just two days into the new school year and one Jersey Shore school is already ending in-school learning after a child tested positive for COVID-19. Michael E. Ettore, Little Silver School District superintendent said that for now, the district will switch to all remote learning. The district includes the Markham Place School and Point Road School.
Ettore sent a letter to parents informing them that a student in 6th grade had tested positive for COVID-19
“This letter is to inform you that earlier this evening, I learned that an individual student from Markham Place School has tested positive for COVID-19. The District is coordinating closely with local public health officials and following CDC, State, and local health department guidance to ensure the health and safety of our community. Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas has been completed,” Ettore said. “The school is also taking precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs, and is cleaning frequently touched surfaces daily. However, in order to be safe, local public health officials recommend that students who were potentially exposed to the child who tested positive should remain home on remote instruction until the contact tracing process is complete.”
All students in cohort A of Grade 6 are expected to remain home starting tomorrow, September 10 for fully remote learning until further notice.