Gary ISD announced Monday afternoon that they would be closed for the remainder of the week because of the number of active COVID-19 cases affecting their staff and students.

Students will continue to learn remotely with online and paper enrichment activities sent home Monday. All activities need to be finished and turned in next Monday. If students need help with the work at anytime, they or their parents may call the campus or email teachers anytime during regular school hours.

"This closure will provide for the safety of our students and staff; as well as to make certain that we have appropriate staff available for the campus," Superintendent Todd Greer said in a letter to families. "We are currently working with the custodial and maintenance team to ensure that all equipment and buildings are cleaned and sanitized before the return of students." 

Gary ISD is expected to reopen Monday, Jan. 17, but the district stressed that the situation may evolve and change with the potential for more COVID cases.

The district asks that parents quarantine and screen their children at home, and to inform the school if a child tests positive for COVID-19.

"Gary ISD’s priority remains the safety and well-being of our students and staff," Greer said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with our Bobcat students and staff as we all hope for a speedy recovery."

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