The Fulton County Department of Health has advised District administration about two “probable positive” (yet unconfirmed) cases of COVID-19 at Warren Street Elementary School. The cases are not being labeled as confirmed positives or negatives because the Department of Health has not yet received definitive COVID-19 test results. Without conclusive test results, DOH mandates require the district to proceed as if the cases are positive.
Staff members and students who need to quarantine will be contacted as early as tonight (Tuesday, October 20), by Warren Street Principal Bob Kraemer. Because of the number of staff members who need to quarantine, the district has determined that Warren Street Elementary is not able to safely open.
As a result, Warren Street Elementary School will operate on a fully remote schedule for all students beginning Thursday, October 22, through and including Thursday, October 28.
This applies to Warren Street Elementary School only at this time. Both JJSHS and Pleasant Avenue Elementary School will remain open and will continue to follow the “Purple” and “Gold” hybrid schedule.
If the “probable positive” COVID-19 (yet unconfirmed) cases ultimately provide negative test results, the District may resume in-person instruction at Warren Street Elementary School. Once more information becomes available, the District will be in touch with the Warren Street Elementary staff and families.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact GJSD COVID coordinator Ruthie Cook or Superintendent William Crankshaw at 518-762-4611.