An adult staff member at NSPC has tested positive for COVID 19 this weekend. All close contacts have been identified and contacted.
Dear Herrin Unit #4 Parent/Guardian: As you know, Herrin CUSD #4 started the school year with the option for hybrid in-person learning Monday through Friday for all elementary school children. We also provided a remote option to all parents. As four weeks have progressed, we have had an increasing number of parents select the remote only option. Teachers are now planning for their in-person lessons coupled with those students’ afternoon lessons while providing lessons and support for remote only students. The changing dynamics of more parents selecting remote learning has crunched the learning day and not enabled the teachers to have the chance to reach all the remote students that need support. In order to provide the support needed for remote learners, while providing the time to prepare lessons for in-person learners, we are going to move to remote only on Fridays. Monday through Thursday will remain the same, but Fridays starting on September 18, 2020 will be a remote only day for all students. This change will allow our faculty and staff to communicate with all their students, plan for remote and in-person learning for the following week and provide additional services for remote only students. This is not a change that we had wanted, but we feel that it is necessary in order to provide the best possible education for all our students. Herrin CUSD #4 is committed toward educating your child and we long to provide in-person instruction for all our students for a full day. Hopefully that day will arrive this year. In the meantime, we will continue to provide the best educational opportunities we can for all our students. As always, we appreciate your patience and support. If you have any questions, or concerns, please feel free to let us know. Sincerely, Terry Ryker Superintendent Herrin CUSD #4
Herrin CUSD #4 is trying to be as transparent as possible in our updates on all positive COVID 19 cases. We want all parents to be able to make educated decisions on what mode of education is best for their child and family. Whether you select the in-person hybrid model, or the complete remote learning model for your child, it is what you thought was best. Please do not use these postings to insult one another over family decisions. Times are tough enough without being ridiculed for doing what you believe is best for your family. A crisis can either tear apart a community or cause the people to come together. We need to encourage one another, not tear one another apart. We must all do our part to come out of these tough times together, being stronger, and more caring than we entered them.
A HHS student tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
A student at NSPC tested positive for COVID 19 today. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
A student at HES tested positive today for COVID 19. All close contacts have been identified and contacted. The child most likely came in contact with the virus from a parent.
A faculty member at NSPC tested positive today for COVID 19. This individual also works in the STARS program at NSPC. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
A student at NSPC has tested positive for COVID 19. The student has not been in class this week. All close contacts have been identified and notified. The student does not ride a bus and is not enrolled in the STARS after school program.
Two siblings that attend HHS, tested positive for COVID 19 over the weekend. The students were most likely exposed to the virus at a funeral. Close contacts of the students have already been identified and contacted.
An employee of the after school Stars program at Herrin Elementary School has tested positive for COVID 19. All close contacts have already been identified and contacted.
The number of COVID 19 cases in Williamson County continue to tick upwards. We want to keep all of our schools open to in-person learning, however we need everyone's help. Most of the new cases in Williamson County have been traced back to social gatherings in which social distancing was not observed, and face masks were not worn. We are asking everyone to limit his/her child's outside social activities and to encourage social distancing, the wearing of face masks when in public and the frequent washing of hands. We have had several cases of COVID 19 in our schools. Most if not all have been traced to origins outside of the school. If we are able to contain COVID 19 cases in our schools, we will remain open. If, however, the schools are shown to be causing the virus to spread among the students and staff, we will be forced to pivot quickly to remote only learning for the safety of everyone involved.
Two HHS students tested positive today for COVID 19. The students have not been in school this week. At least one of the students, came in contact with the virus from an adult in the home. One student was quarantined because of close contact. His/her family has already been contacted by school officials.
Herrin Elementary School was notified today that two siblings tested positive for COVID 19. These students have not been in school this week. The source of virus was from an adult family member. All families of students in close contact with the positive cases have been contacted.
An adult at Northside Primary Center, who does not provide instruction to students, has tested positive for COVID 19. This individual has not been at Northside this week. Contact tracing was done, and all those that needed to be quarantined have already been notified. No students needed to be quarantined. If you have any question, feel free to call the Unit Office at 988-8024.
A little before 10:00 this morning, we were notified that a Herrin High School student had tested positive for COVID-19. We took immediate action and quarantined all students who were in close contact with the infected student. The parents were called and the students were released. If you have not been contacted, your son/daughter was not in close contact with the positive individual. Please remember to keep your son or daughter at home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are awaiting test results.
Devices will be handed out early next week. Remote learning will not be mandated until devices have been received. Please visit your school's website next week for up to date information.
When coming to registration, you need to use the north parking lot and enter the north doors.
If you have not been sent a Snap Code for registration purposes via email, please contact your child's school. They can help you obtain one.
Registration is taking place at Herrin High School for all students August 3rd-5th. You must sign up for a time slot. Visit our website at www.herrinschools.org and click on explore and then the registration tab to get started.
First day of student attendance is August 11th.