Rocky Boy Schools Temporarily Moving to Remote Learning Due to COVID-19

ROCKY BOY, Mont. (NMB) – Rocky Boy Public Schools Superintendent Voyd St. Pierre says that the District will be in remote learning through Thursday, September 23rd due to the situation regarding COVID-19.

This decision was made in consultation with District leadership “after careful consideration of the number of individuals affected by COVID-19 and subsequent contact tracing over the past week,” and impacts the District and the associated Headstart program.

St. Pierre called this measure a “proactive” approach, saying the goal is to allow local contact tracers to catch up, ensure the health and safety of the community, and allow time for impacted individuals to clear quarantine or isolation requirements determined by the Rocky Boy Health Center.

Citing privacy concerns, St. Pierre did not disclose how many people associated with the District have either tested positive or been declared a close contact, instead saying it is “a number of individuals.”

St. Pierre said a decision on whether to suspend athletics could be made later today.

This comes as the Hays-Lodgepole School District resumed in-person learning Monday after in-person learning was canceled last week due to COVID-19.

Over at Chester-Joplin-Inverness School District, 7th through 12th grades will be remote this week due to a lack of substitute coverage, as a handful of staff members are out for a variety of reasons. This decision has not impacted athletics at this time.

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