Parchment Schools close after COVID cases

Two schools are closed until further notice. Students will take classes online.

Three positive COVID-19 tests among staff and students have prompted the Parchment School District to close its high school and middle school until further notice.

The district issued instructions to parents and staff on Tuesday that the schools would remain closed as the Kalamazoo County health department conducts contact tracing around the three infected people.

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“Campus reopening will be re-evaluated and communicated on Thursday afternoon after contact tracing procedures are finalized,” reads a note on the district’s website.

One staff member and one student tested positive at Parchment High School. One staff member tested positive at Parchment Middle School.

The Parchment School District reopened in September under a hybrid model where students attend classes in-person two days per week and online three days per week.

All middle and high school students will take classes virtually until the schools reopen.

You can read more on the district’s website.

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