South Elementary suspends packet pick-up, drop-off
As of Monday, April 13, South Elementary has shifted the method of the school work packet-pickup process. The cancellation comes as a South Elementary employee informed Breckenridge ISD of possible contact with COVID-19.
According to BISD, the administration became aware of the situation Thursday, April 9, at approximately 3:45 p.m.
At that time, the employee believed they may be symptomatic. The administration felt compelled to inform of the potential risk to South Elementary parents and students.
“A BISD employee was passing out student work packets at South Elementary on Monday, April 6. The employee communicated (there may be the possibility of being potentially) exposed to the coronavirus during a doctor visit on April 2,” said Earl Jarrett, interim BISD Superintendent. “The employee currently believes they are symptomatic. (The employee has been) quarantined and has been tested for COVID-19. You will be updated once we know the result of the test. You are being notified so that you can self-monitor and take necessary precautions.”
The employee did not receive notification from the doctor until two days after the packets were passed out and the possible exposure to COVID-19 and should be tested.
The packet pick-up and drop-off for Monday, April 13 was canceled and the campus has decided to mail the next four instructional packets on Thursday, April 16.
Parents, guardians, and students will receive packets in the mail for the weeks of April 13, April 20, April 27 and May 4.