Mitchell School District reports three active COVID-19 cases as of Friday in weekly update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of

                                                                                                                Total Confirmed               Recovered

Active Cases       Case Count                         Case Count

Longfellow Elementary School:                                  0                              0                                              0

Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School:                  1                              1                                              0

L.B. Williams Elementary School:                               0                              1                                              1

Mitchell Middle School:                                                 0                              0                                              0

Mitchell High School:                                                      2                              3                                              1


Beyond the active cases, some other students have been quarantined from school, and placed on eLearning, as ‘close contacts.’  Close contacts refer to students sufficiently physically close to active cases during their infectious period, usually within the family but potentially elsewhere including school. In addition to these, various other students have been removed from the school setting by their parents due to possible exposures from family members, neighbors, etc. as identified by their parents.  Most of these others, so far, have tested negative in the end.

The Mitchell School District is also taking notice of other schools in the state and their active cases and/or school closures.  This week, we canceled another school’s attendance at a Mitchell-based event due to student cases in that other district.  This may and probably will occur again in the future as the year progresses.

Food Service: Since we now have students on eLearning, attending class from home through their school computer, we are making school breakfast and lunch available to these students as well as those who are physically present in school. K-12 Students or their parents may pick-up these ‘grab-and-go’ meals at Mitchell Middle School through the cafeteria windows. To pick up a meal, you will need to be able to provide the student name and, if possible, their lunch ID number.  Meals are provided at regular price, reduced price, or at no cost, depending on the student’s eligibility. Only Mitchell School District-enrolled students are eligible for meals.  Meals, breakfast and lunch, may be picked up on school days from 9-10 a.m. only.

Thank you for your time and attention.


Joseph Graves, Superintendent of Schools