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Charles City High School and Middle School cancel school rest of week after virus scare

The Charles City High School and Middle School students have been dismissed from school early today after a possible COVID-19 case was discovered on the food service staff.

The district released a statement on why they dismissed early:

“We did not feel it was wise to serve food until we have confirmation of test results, and we can review how this impacts staffing.”

This dismissal comes a day after the district recommitted to the hybrid model of learning for grades 7-12 through November 24th – citing shortage of staffing due to a rise in virus cases. 


As of November 6th, 19 school employees were on COVID-19 related leave and the staffing issues continue with this food service worker.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Mike Fisher asked the community to do their part to ensure the schools could stay open.


The release also stated that some schools would be out until Monday:

  1. High school and middle school students will have a “snow day” on Thursday and Friday
  2. Lincoln Elementary and Washington Elementary will still have classes as normal

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