St. John-Endicott schools go silent
School, sports suspended for two weeks
October 7, 2021
ST. JOHN - Desks sit empty and the gym is silent as students in the St. John-Endicott School District stay home in quarantine.
The district closed the schools on Oct. 1 and anticipates reopening them on Monday, Oct. 11.
The closure was due to a high rate of absent students and staff. It's a measure to reduce the spread of COVID and other illnesses.
"There were days where we were reaching up to 30% to 40% (absent)," said Superintendent Suzanne Schmick. "It varied on any given day ... We are finding ourselves struggling."
The state set a level for closing schools for COVID quarantine when 25...