Dade County Schools Close Early for Christmas Break Due to COVID-19


Parents of Dade County students received word Tuesday afternoon that schools would be closing early for Christmas Break.

Superintendent Dr. Jan Harris sent out SchoolCast messages informing parents that the last day for students at Dade Elementary, Davis Elementary, and Dade Middle students will be Friday, December 11. DCHS Students will not be attending school in person but will be taking their finals virtually Monday through Wednesday of next week.

“Due to the rise in COVID-19 numbers in our community, all Dade County Schools will close early for the Christmas holidays.

The last day for students at Dade and Davis Elementary, and Dade Middle will be Friday,  Dec 11th.  DCHS students will take their exams virtually next week, Monday – Wed., Dec. 14 – 16.  All employees will work at their school or facility Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Meals will be delivered by bus on Wednesday, December 16th.  Dr. Harris”

The school system has had 17 total positives since Friday and including Friday’s numbers with 222 in quarantine – the highest number in quarantine since school began – Dr. Harris said. All sports have been cancelled during this time as well. The ACT planned for Saturday at DCHS will continue as planned.

You can hear more of the COVID-19 situation and Dade County Schools Wednesday morning between 9 and 10 am on K-WIN Today when Dr. Harris will be speaking about the closure. K-WIN Today can be viewed on KWN TV and heard on News Radio 101.3 FM and 1420 AM.