Positive Test (December 21, 2020)

Dear STJ Families,

On December 21, 2020, the St. James R-I School District was notified by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department that a high school student tested positive for COVID-19. The students, their families, and staff members in close contact with this individual have been or are being notified by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department. All students in close contact with this individual were properly wearing masks.

If you are not contacted by the health department within 48 hours, your child was not found to be in close contact with this individual who tested positive. The St. James R-I School District will remain on Christmas Break with no impacts to the return to school date of January 5.  

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. 

Sincerely, 

Merlyn Johnson