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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette editor 

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.”

The state set a level for closing schools for COVID quarantine when 25% of students are...

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