School in Peninsula closed to prevent contagion


According to the Cuyahoga Falls News Press, Woodridge Middle School in Peninsula is being closed at 11:30 a.m. today (Dec. 12) so it may be disinfected due to a student’s illness, Superintendent Walter Davis has announced. Approximately 450 youngsters attend the school.

According to an AlertNow message issued by Davis, “This morning, after the start of the school day, we were informed of a middle school student who is suffering from a serious, contagious medical condition. As a result, it is now necessary for our maintenance crews to fully sanitize the entire building. For the safety of every child and staff member, I am closing Woodridge Middle School today at 11:30 a.m.”

District officials declined to say what the “serious, contagious medical condition” was.
The superintendent said school secretaries will be contacting every parent or guardian to find out if they will be picking up their child or if the youngster should take the bus home. If a parent or guardian cannot be reached, the child will be taken to Woodridge High School at 11:30 a.m., Davis said, and remain there for the rest of the school day or until a parent or guardian can pick them up.

All middle school athletic events for today, home and away, are canceled. The Choral program at the high school will still take place.

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