Positive Tests (December 8, 2020)

Published: December 8, 2020

Dear STJ Families,

On December 8, 2020, the St. James R-I School District was notified by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department that a middle school staff member and a high school student tested positive for COVID-19. The students, their families, and staff members in close contact with these individuals have been or are being notified by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department. A member of our staff will communicate distance learning instructions for students who were quarantined.  

If you are not contacted by the health department within 48 hours, your child was not found to be in close contact with the individuals who tested positive. The St. James R-I School District will remain in Daily Mode Indicator – Level 3. 

You will be able to view updated reporting information for the entire district about positive tests and present quarantines on our website under the “COVID-19 Resources” tab. 


Merlyn Johnson