Chief Joseph 8th-graders to go remote Thursday and Friday due to COVID-positive staff member

Posted at 4:54 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 18:54:21-05

Chief Joseph Middle School 8th-graders will have fully remote classes on Thursday and Friday due to a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from Bozeman Public Schools.

The full text of the press release is below:

Today, November 4, we learned that a staff member at Chief Joseph must be out of school due to a positive Covid-19 test and several other staff members have been identified as close contacts. Due to the number of staff members currently involved in the quarantine, all Chief Joseph Middle School 8th Grade classes will be fully remote on Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6, 2020. Please do not have your 8th Grade child come to school tomorrow or Friday. Teachers will provide further information on the details for remote instruction. At this time, 6th and 7th grade ‘B’ track students will continue with in-person instruction as normal.

Free remote lunches will continue to be available for pickup at CJMS from 9:30 - 10:30 am and at the Gallatin Valley Food Bank (602 Bond Street) from 1-4pm.

Chief Joseph families should anticipate additional communication from Principal, Patrick McClellan on the schedule for next week, as there may be additional remote learning only days for 8th graders next week. Media should contact the Superintendent’s Office at 522-6001 for inquiries.

Marilyn King, Deputy Superintendent Instruction
Casey Bertram, Deputy Superintendent Curriculum and Technology
Steve Johnson, Deputy Superintendent Operations