ICMS Quarantines

NCSS Announces Student and Staff Quarantines at Indian Creek Middle School
Posted on 11/24/2020
Indian Creek Middle School QuarantinesUpon consultation with the Newton County School System COVID-19 Response Team and the Newton County Health Department, 22 students and nine staff members at Indian Creek Middle School have been identified as contacts to an individual with COVID-19. In accordance with current CDC and Health Department guidelines, these individuals must quarantine for a period of 14 days from their date of exposure. Information about quarantine can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/contact. All parents and guardians of affected students were notified this afternoon by school district personnel. The school will be deep-cleaned during the Thanksgiving Break; there are no current plans to close the school.

What does this mean for students? All in-person students not affected by the quarantine should report to school as normal on Monday, November 30. Indian Creek Middle School virtual students are not affected by the quarantines.

Indian Creek Middle School students placed on quarantine who need to pick up medication or other items that they must have during the next two weeks should call the school’s front office after the Thanksgiving Break to make an appointment to pick up the needed items. Quarantined students who need to borrow a technology device may also contact the school to make arrangements.

What does this mean for all other NCSS students? This quarantine is a necessary precaution as we work to ensure in-person learning can continue in our other schools. We anticipate, as we have communicated throughout this process, there will be additional quarantines and potential school closures as we operate during this pandemic. We need our entire community to work together: stay home when you’re sick; get tested if you’re symptomatic; report your child’s positive test to their school; if you are directed to quarantine, follow the instructions and limit interaction with non-family members; socially distance, wash your hands often, and wear a mask when in public.