Dear North Cross Community:
As regularly reported, there have been a number of COVID outbreaks in local schools and regretfully, I have similar news to report for North Cross. We have three positive COVID cases, 2 faculty and 1 student in Mrs. Hagan’s JK3 class. Fortunately, all cases show mild symptoms.
We have kept the JK3 classes separate from each other and from other grades as well, so we do not think there is cause for further concern of exposure.
We have decided to test all members of Mrs. Hagan’s JK3 class on Tuesday, curbside at the Carter Athletic Center at 9am, and we will allow students to return on Monday, September 13, with a negative test result.
Out of caution, we are testing all of the Extended Day staff as well, but our teachers and administrators will cover Extended Day, so there is no need at this time to close it down.
This is most likely our first classroom outbreak since and we are taking this very seriously. I want to take this time to stress the importance of mask use and distancing.
We will continue with our school-wide testing on Thursday and will incorporate this information into our future planning.
Hope your long weekend is outstanding.
Christian J. Proctor, PhD
Dr. Proctor is the ninth Head of School at North Cross and has served as such since 2011. He has more than 30 years of experience in education. He has served as headmaster at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina, St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie, Louisiana, Grace Episcopal School in Monroe, Louisiana, and as Interim Headmaster at Wesley Academy in Houston, Texas. In each location, Dr. Proctor’s tenure was marked by creativity, innovation, and school growth.