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Stratford High goes virtual

COVID-19 concerns send 108 students into home quarantine

Stratford High School students have been sent home for two weeks in response to an increase in the number of students and staff who’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The students will learn virtually at home through Monday, Nov. 16.

The Stratford School District’s COVID- 19 dashboard on its website reports there are a total of 16 middle/high school students and staff who’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Scott Winch, Stratford schools superintendent, said as of Friday 108 Stratford High School students were in quarantine for COVID- 19. He believes 15 school district staff were home sick from school on Friday, and he estimates 11 of them were in the middle/high school building.

A two week moratorium on all high school activities went into effect on Friday.

This meant Stratford High School FFA students weren’t able to participate in the FFA’s haunted trail at Klemme Park on Halloween.

The Stratford varsity football team’s last two regular-season games had already been canceled.

The Stratford Board of Education is scheduled to hold a special meeting today (Wednesday) to review a decision to not allow the varsity football team to play during the two-week virtual instruction period. As of right now, Stratford’s varsity football team will miss the first round of playoffs on Friday, Nov. 13. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is only holding two weeks of postseason football games this season because of COVID-19; there is no state championships planned.