Letter from Dr. Ashley

November 19, 2020

 Panther Nation-

 On Thursday, November 19th, the Administration at Heber Springs Schools was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case at Heber Springs High School. I spoke with the Arkansas Department of Education today, and they believe schools should remain open except in extreme circumstances. Currently, we only have four (4) positive cases in our school district. In addition, the Arkansas Department of Health was contacted for further guidance, and through contact tracing by the ADH and HSSD, the individuals who were identified as probable close contacts have already been contacted. The Administration will continue to monitor this situation moving forward.

I want to thank the families of those impacted for their patience and understanding as we worked through this situation.

Dr. Andy Ashley