On Thursday, Nov. 5 the Natchitoches Parish School Board was notified of positive Covid-19 cases at Natchitoches Jr. 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 close school, as well as all extra-curricular activities until Monday, Nov. 30. During this quarantine period, students will be receiving virtual instruction via Google Classroom. NJH will hold 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 assure the public that this is the best course of action to prevent a further spread of Covid-19.
NPSB will update the public regularly concerning cases of Covid-19 in Natchitoches Parish on their website and social media.