Positive Tests (Week of January 4-8)

Published: January 8, 2021

Dear STJ Families,

During the week of January 4-8, the St. James R-I School District was notified by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department about the following positive tests: 1 Middle School Staff, 3 Middle School Students, and 5 High School Students.

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.

If you are not contacted by the health department, your child was not found to be in close contact with the individuals who tested positive. 

Beginning in 2021, the District will be sending out a weekly positive test update instead of individual updates. The individual positive notifications were becoming too frequent and in many cases being ignored. The weekly positive notifications will help avoid inundating parents with too many notifications throughout the week.

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