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Mascenic student attends school in-person, tests positive for COVID-19

  • Mascenic Superintendent Dr. Christine Martin at graduation in 2020. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 10/17/2020 12:08:13 PM

An in-person student at Mascenic Regional High School has tested positive for COVID-19. 

SAU 87 Superintendent Dr. Christine Martin confirmed in an email to parents that a student tested positive, adding that the student arrived at school Thursday morning and attended a science class in Mascenic’s science building with three other students before being dismissed at 9:25 a.m.

The student was in Cohort B, according to the email, and had not been in the building in-person yet that week before Thursday. The student does not ride the bus to school, the email stated, and some students have been notified that they need to quarantine.

“Please know that the safety of all of our Mascenic family is my first professional priority,” Martin wrote. “I will take all necessary action each time there is a threat to that safety.”

Martin did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday. 

Classes went on as normal at the high school Friday, although Mascenic’s home field hockey, volleyball and cross-country competitions were called off. 

Mascenic is currently operating on a hybrid model, with half the student body attending in-person on Monday and Tuesday and the other half attending Thursday and Friday, with online learning the remaining three days of the week. At a recent school board meeting, the board agreed to move to four days of in-person learning per week, in a split board decision that was not recommended by Martin. 


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