Zionsville Community Schools announces COVID-19 case on first day of academic year

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Zionsville Community Schools Supt. Scott Robison confirmed a person related to Zionsville Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, the same day the school district started its academic year.

The situation led school officials to the decision to keep all eighth graders from in-person attendance at ZMS until the week of August 24.

Though schools in the district started their fall semester today, ZMS students did not attend in-person classes today.

Along with other ZCS secondary schools, ZMS offered remote learning today due to the school district’s hybrid schedule, which calls for all secondary schools to hold remote learning classes on Mondays. Elementary schools in the district returned to in-person classes today.

After contact with Boone County Health Department, which set the duration of quarantine for all involved in the case, ZCS officials announced eighth-grade students would, while learning remotely, follow the same daily schedule and be taught by the faculty members to whom they were assigned for this semester’s courses.

Robison said in an email that ZCS would refrain from sharing any information that could identify the person who tested positive, including their age and role at the school. He said the school district has decided it will not release identifying information of any person related to the schools who tests positive for COVID-19.


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