St. John-Endicott schools go silent for two weeks
School, sports suspended for two weeks
Last updated 10/7/2021 at 4:12pm
ST. JOHN – Desks sit empty and the gymnasiums are silent as students in the St. John-Endicott School District stay home in quarantine.
The district closed the schools Oct. 1 and anticipates reopening Monday, Oct. 11.
The closure was due to a high rate of absent students and staff, officials said.
“There were days where we were reaching up to 30-40% (absent due to coronavirus concerns),” Superintendent Suzanne Schmick said. “It varied on any given day ... We are finding ourselves struggling.”
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