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ASHLAND – With an increase in positive COVID cases and quarantining educators at Ashland Middle School, Superintendent Jim Adams announced tonight, the district’s middle school will go remote this week.

“With at least 13 educators quarantined due to COVID related concerns from this past weekend,” and an “an increase in positive cases at AMS in the past seven days and now are seeing the need for faculty, staff, and students to be tested and quarantined. Thus, after careful consideration, contact tracing, and discussion with Sergeant Ed Burman of the Ashland Covid Task Force and Lead Nurse Audrey LaCroix,  we have determined that Ashland Middle School must move immediately to remote only learning for this week,” wrote Adams to families tonight, December 6.

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The goal to return to a hybrid model on Monday, December 14.

The David Mindess and Warren Elementary Schools will still be in the hybrid model this week, said Adams

“I want to emphasize, this decision was based on the number of individuals that need to be quarantined which therefore results in the middle school not having sufficient personnel to conduct classes.  All community members who have been identified as a close contact have been called. If you were not called or contacted you are NOT a close contact. I am saddened to have to report this information and know how challenging this will be for families, but the data and circumstances dictate we do this for the safety and well-being of the entire Ashland Middle School community,” wrote Adams.

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