POCAHONTAS SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CLOSE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS
By Christine Miyawa
Delta Digital News Service
POCAHONTAS – The Pocahontas School District to close March 17, amid fears of the Covid-19 catching the students, faculty and staff.
“The division of Elementary and Secondary Education instructed the Pocahontas School District to close beginning Tuesday, March 17 to Friday, March 27,” the Superintendent, Jerry Martens, said on the school district website.
The closure includes all academic and extracurricular activities.
So far, no report of anyone testing positive for coronavirus reported in Pocahontas.
The school gave the students Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) packages to guide in their studies at home.
Martens said the school would resume classes Monday, March 30.
“No student is allowed on campus for any reason as per the request of the commissioner of education and the governor of Arkansas,” Martens said.
He said students would be able to contact their teachers through email for questions concerning AMI assignments.