Positive Tests (December 22, 2020)

Dear STJ Families,

On December 22, 2020, the St. James R-I School District was notified by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department that 2 elementary school staff, 2 high school staff, 1 elementary student, and 1 high school student tested positive for COVID-19. The elementary student resides in the home of one of the staff members who tested positive. 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 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 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