Due to an increase in positive cases of Covid-19 at Rock Island High School and a growing number of high school staff/students currently excluded from in-person learning due to a potential exposure, Dr. Reginald Lawrence, Superintendent of RIMSD #41, is recommending that Rock Island High School close for a period of two weeks to quarantine students and staff.
After consulting with the Rock Island County Health Department, it was determined that Rock Island High School will close for two weeks from Nov. 4 - Nov. 16. Students will report back for Blended Learning on Tuesday, Nov. 17. During this time, all instruction for all Rock Island High School students and staff will be Full Remote Learning, and the high school will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, following state health and safety guidelines. All extracurriculars and activities for Rock Island High School students are suspended through November 16th.
All other RIMSD #41 schools will stay open and continue to offer Blended in-Person Learning as normal. Rock Island High School students and staff will be receiving additional information on the website https://rihs.rimsd41.org about the Remote Learning Schedule. Meal distribution will still occur at the high school during the closure.
The temporary closure of Rock Island High School is designed to minimize further spread and keep our students and staff safe. If there are any further updates, RIMSD #41 will communicate immediately via Remind, robo-call, and posting a notice on the website www.rimsd41.org.