Ogden schools move to hybrid plan; WGHS reports one case

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Middle and high school students in the Ogden Community School District will not attend classes Monday, Sept. 14 due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the district.

“In spite of our mitigation efforts, the numbers of students identified by Boone County Health have spiked these past couple of days, and we currently have 50 students quarantined due to close contact,” the district said in a Sept. 11 Facebook post.

“Health and safety of students and staff remain our number one priority,” the district said, “and for this reason we will move to a hybrid model for middle and high school students on Tuesday, Sept. 15.”

The district said it will communicate details of the hybrid schedule to parents Monday by 3:30 p.m.

“We believe if we move to a hybrid model, we will be able to spread students out and turn this around quickly,” the district said. “Students who are not on-site on a given day will be required to attend in a virtual setting.”

Students in the Ogden Elementary School will attend classes as usual Monday.

For more information, call 515-275-2795.

In the Woodward-Granger Community School District, a letter sent Sunday by Superintendent Matthew J. Adams informed parents that the district “recently confirmed a student at Woodward-Granger High School tested positive for COVID-19.”

Adams said the district is working on contact tracing with the Dallas County Public Health Department in order to determine who might have been exposed to the virus.

“If you do not receive a separate communication, then you have not been identified as having ‘close contact’ with the individual,” Adams said in his letter.

For more information, call the WGCSD at 515-438-2115.

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