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COVID-19 Case 1/8/2021

Dear Buckley School Community,

We were informed by parent on Friday January 5th of a positive school associated case of COVID-19 at Buckley JH/High School on Wednesday January 3rd. This means the individual was on school property during an infectious period of time. Our safety practices, sanitizing protocols, and cohorting of classes are designed to significantly reduce student density and exposure within the school setting.

We worked directly with the health department in this investigation and individuals identified as close contacts have been notified ​by school officials to stay home and quarantine or take additional health measures. Additional cleaning and disinfecting of the school property has been completed and the health department does not recommend that the school take further action at this time. If you have not been contacted by the health department or school officials, that means you have not been in close contact with the person who tested positive.

Students, parents, staff and community members are reminded of the importance of following safety protocols to help the school community slow the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to be vigilant by limiting social ​gatherings​, frequently washing hands, and wearing a mask while in public places. As always, we encourage everyone to continue to monitor for symptoms such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. Stay home if you feel sick and ​get tested​ ​if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individual with COVID-19. With your participation, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions about this matter. We have included contact information to local health departments and encourage you to call them any time with your questions or concerns about COVID-19.
Grand Traverse County Health Department, Traverse City: 231-995-6111

Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department
Benzie Office: 231-882-4409 | Leelanau Office: 231-256-0200

District Health Department #10, Wexford office: 231-775-9942 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit ​M​​.
Communication about this case has been posted to the ​Buckley School Web page​ ​, as required by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). More about COVID-19

School Calendar Change

Dear Community, 

Due to the extension of the most recent MDHHS order students in grades 9-12th grade will continue to learn remotely through December 18th.  

We are also making a change to the school calendar for all grades.  Our last day before the holiday break will be Friday December 18th.  There will be no school on December 21st and 22nd. 


Jessica Harrand

Teacher Holiday Wishlists

Teacher Christmas Wishes is back for 2020. All wish lists will be virtual this year – there is not a wish list board posted in the school. Please help grant some teacher classroom wishes! This list will be edited over the next several weeks – check back for updates. These are for supplies that teachers use in their classrooms everyday! You can purchase the items anywhere and drop them off at the school. Please be sure to label the items with the teacher you are donating to. You can also purchase items online and have them shipped to the school, just be sure to have it addressed to the specific teacher. Call Crystal at school (231) 269-3325 with any questions!

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