On Thursday, November 5, 2020, the Natchitoches Parish School Board was notified of postitive Covid-19 cases at Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School.
NPSB officials have contacted the Louisiana Office of Public Health and have issued a 14 day quarantine for all students and faculty at NJH.
NJH will be closing school as well as all extra-curricular activities until Monday, November 30, 2020.
During this quarantine period, students will be receiving virtual instruction via Google Classroom. NJH will be holding isolated, scheduled iPad pickups for students who do not have a device. Parents will be notified of this schedule via robo-calls, email and social media updates.
“This was a developing situation and was acted on immediately,” says NPSB Superintendent, Dr. Grant Eloi. “Due to four positive cases and an abundance of caution, it was determined that the most responsible course of action was to quarantine the entire school.”
To ensure the safety of all students and faculty, NJH will be professionally cleaned by an outside cleaning company during quarantine. NJH Principal, Dr. LaFollette, along with NPSB officials, would like to ensure the public that this is the best course of action to prevent a further spread of Covid-19.
NPSB will be updating the public regularly concerning cases of Covid-19 in Natchitoches Parish on their website and social media.