Steelville middle and high schools go virtual for a week

Steelville middle and high school students will move to virtual learning next week as a result of a trend upward in positive COVID-19 cases. Steelville School District Superintendent Mike Whittaker issued the following announcement on Friday, March 26:

In recent days, we have seen an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 and quarantines related to direct exposure to someone with COVID-19. We have 20 individuals who have tested positive and approximately 100 who have been quarantined. Our high school and middle school have the most cases. There are only a few quarantines in the elementary.

As a result, we are making some changes for next week, March 29 through April 1. As you know, we are only scheduled for a four-day week next week. The middle school and high school will move to virtual instruction for those four days. They will attend class online and will not be in the building. The elementary will remain in session, as normal, during this time. Our buses will continue to run for elementary students. All students will return to school in-person on Tuesday, April 6.

Some activities and events at the middle school and high school will continue as normal. For example, high school students attending RTI/RTC in Rolla will continue to do so. Some team events will continue with increased COVID-19 protocols.

We will be offering lunch pick-up Monday through Thursday at the middle school. Please contact Kari at 775-2175 prior to 8 a.m. on Monday, March 29, if you would like to order lunches for the week.

We are hopeful that this long break will help reduce our COVID-19 issues.