Dear WES Families:
I wanted to make you aware that a student at Whiteland Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not attended classes since last week and is asymptomatic. This is a great example of parents who kept their child home and were proactive in limiting the spread of the virus. Due to their actions, contact tracing and additional exclusions of students from school were not necessary. The student will remain home in isolation for at least 10 days AND is 24-hours fever free in accordance with the Indiana State Department of Health's guidance. The student’s sibling has been asked to quarantine as well.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind families that students should not attend school if there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in their home, if their student has pending test results of a COVID-19 test, or if their student is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
Should you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact your building administrators. I would remind you that we cannot share a lot of information due to HIPAA Privacy Rules that establish national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information.
Patrick Spray, Superintendent