Tamarack closed this week due to ‘significant number’ of COVID-19 cases and quarantines among staff

January 17, 2021 | 7:41 pm

Updated January 17, 2021 | 7:49 pm

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Tamarack Elementary School will be closed to all in-person learning starting Tuesday and continuing through at least Friday according to officials with Daviess County Public Schools. According to a statement Sunday from school officials, the closure is due to a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases, contacts and quarantines among the TES staff.

All TES students will transition to remote learning this week. According to the statement from TES, the school will inform families by Thursday afternoon regarding the status of in-person learning for the following week (starting Jan. 25).

Schools are closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


All other DCPS schools will resume in-person learning on the A/B schedule starting Tuesday. Virtual Academy students will continue on their virtual learning schedule.

According to the statement from Tamarack officials:

“In the meantime, our maintenance and custodial staff will be working diligently to sanitize and deep-clean all areas of the school to ensure that it is ready to welcome students and staff back in a safe environment as soon as we have sufficient staff recoveries that will allow us to do so.

Your teacher(s) will be in communication with you, but please be prepared for your child to participate in remote learning for the week of Jan. 19-22.

Curbside meals will be available at the schedule posted on our website. Go directly to that page here:…

All other DCPS schools will proceed on the A-B Schedule starting Tuesday, Jan. 19. This closure is in effect only for Tamarack Elementary School. We regret any inconvenience caused by this school closure. Our decision is based on protecting the health and safety of all students and staff. Thank you for your understanding and support.”

January 17, 2021 | 7:41 pm

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