ROSS – A Ross County school is fighting with the common flu this year and has extended the weekend to include several weekdays hoping to get ahead of the sickness.
“The flu and other viruses are currently making their way through the school. We continue to sanitize daily, but we are beginning to see significant numbers of students ill, especially in the elementary. Several students have gone home ill today. We have many staff out sick as well, and we have used nearly all of our supply of substitute teachers at this time,” said the school on Wednesday.
On Friday they stated that, “Due to high absence in the elementary student body and staff, Adena Elementary (grades PreK-4) will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, December 12th and 13th to provide a chance to clear the virus that has spread rapidly through the building. At this time, absences in the middle school and high school have not increased to a level warranting closure. However, be prepared for possible disruptions to the school schedule in the near future.”