If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – Childress, Memphis and Wellington schools were less than one week away from ending the first six weeks when COVID-19 hit all three.
Childress ISD posted this statement on its Facebook page on Sept. 23: “Childress High School has been notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student did not start experiencing symptoms until today. We will take precautionary measures to ensure student safety and will continue to sanitize and disinfect classrooms at CHS.”
Superintendent Carl Taylor said parents of any student who was considered to have been in close contact, according to the definition provided by the Texas Education Agency, have been contacted.
“Childress ISD is continuing to monitor the positive COVID-19 case and will provide more information as needed.”
Taylor said the staff is taking precautionary measures to ensure student safety and will continue to sanitize and disinfect classrooms at CHS.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we advise you to monitor your health, follow CDC guidelines for people who have had close contact and contact your physician if you develop symptoms,” Taylor added.
Wellington ISD Superintendent Kurt Ashmore and Wellington High School Principal Jermaine Cantu posted on the WHS Facebook page on Monday, Sept. 21: “Wellington High School has been notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19. This is our first confirmed case since school started on Aug. 17. The student did not start experiencing symptoms until this weekend and has not been in school since. We will take precautionary measures to ensure student safety and will continue to sanitize and disinfect classrooms at WHS.”
Ashmore added they are monitoring the situation and will provide additional information as needed. “We pray for a successful recovery for our Wellington High School student,” Ashmore said.
While Memphis schools have not had a student test positive for COVID-19, Memphis ISD Superintendent William Alexander said Memphis High School had a teacher who tested positive last week.
Alexander said she wore a mask while teaching. She is in quarantine for 14 days.
“We are following all CDC protocols,” he said. “Teachers and kids are wearing masks. That saved us from having to shut down the school.”