Indian River SD cancels out-of-state travel

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Out of consideration for the safety of students and staff amid the possible spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Indian River School District is postponing and/or cancelling all school-sponsored out-of-state field trips through the end of Spring Break on April 19.

This travel restriction includes out-of-state sporting events and professional development events for staff. In addition, events in which out-of-state athletes or adults visit our district will also be postponed or cancelled.

“After consulting with public health officials and our school principals, we believe the best course of action is to cancel school-sponsored out-of-state field trips at this time,” Superintendent Mark Steele said. “The health and safety of students and staff is our top priority and although the risk to general public is still considered to be low, we do not want to jeopardize the health of any individual. We apologize for any inconvenience these cancellations may cause.”

In the meantime, district schools will remain open as normal and custodial, cafeteria and transportation personnel have received guidance on enhanced cleaning procedures.

The Indian River School District is continuing to monitor this situation and will follow any guidance provided by Delaware Public Health and the Department of Education, including closing schools if necessary. We request that parents do not send their children to school if they exhibit flu-like symptoms. We further request that adults stay home and avoid others if they are sick.

Please monitor the district’s website at irsd.net for updates on this situation. The Delaware Division of Public Health has also established a call center to take questions from the public. The call center number is 1-866-408-1899. Individuals can also submit email questions to DPHCall@delaware.gov