North Cross community,
On Wednesday, we tested 706 members of our community for COVID, and we had six positive results, one in the 10th grade, one in the 9th grade, two 6th graders, one in the 5th grade, and one in the 2nd grade. These students will isolate for ten days and if symptom free, will be allowed to return to class.
We have contact traced, and all students in close contact have been asked to quarantine for five days before being tested. With a negative test, they will be allowed to return to school. Siblings living in the same house are also treated as positive and will remain in isolation for ten days.
All students are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms.
I am pleased with a positivity rate below 1% and thank you for all of your care. Interestingly, in our contact tracing we found that four of the six students testing positive attend the same dance studio so we believe the transmission took place off campus.
Our next round of testing will be immediately following Thanksgiving Break and given our low positivity rates, we will return from Thanksgiving in person.
We have a second vaccination clinic scheduled for Friday, November 5. At this time, you may receive first, second, or booster doses.
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.