Scott County R-4 School District cancels Monday, Tuesday classes due to COVID-19 case spike

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BENTON, Mo. (KBSI) – Scott County R-4 School District (Kelly) has canceled classes Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23 due to a large spike in positive COVID-19 cases among faculty, staff and students.

School leaders posted the update on the school’s website on Wednesday.

Hawk Nation! We are blessed to live in a community that supports the school so much both in good and difficult times. This school year has been another one for which the teachers, students, staff, and administrators have worked hard to have as normal a school year as possible. Our schools are blessed with outstanding teachers, staff, and administrators who care deeply about the students’ education, health, and well-being. I am very thankful for the tireless work all of our staff have put in the first 12 weeks of school this year. They have spent many hours working to help students catch up because of quarantines, on-top-of their day-to-day duties. Unfortunately, for the past few days our district has seen a large spike in positive cases of COVID-19 among faculty, staff, and students. In support of everyone’s health and well-being, as well as to provide students with the absolute best and safest learning opportunities, Scott County R-IV (Kelly) will also be closed on Monday, November 22nd and Tuesday, November 23rd next week. The school calendar currently shows Monday and Tuesday as attendance days. We will NOT use AMI (virtual) days on Monday and Tuesday in order to give everyone (faculty, staff, and students) the opportunity to recharge during the break and come back on Monday, November 29th refreshed. Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to work together to provide the best opportunities for our students. #HawkNation

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