DECA Middle Families,

Since Friday we have learned of four staff members at DECA Middle who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are awaiting confirmation of a positive test. While we do not have any direct link of these instances being connected, out of caution and staffing shortages, we are cancelling in person learning for Monday-Wednesday of this week (i.e. the remainder of the 1st quarter). Because of the last minute nature of this decision, we will not assign work on Monday, October 11, but Tuesday (October 12) and Wednesday (October 13) your child can expect to receive assignments to complete via Google Classroom.

This announcement only impacts DECA Middle. If you have children at another one of our campuses, please rest assured that we will continue to hold classes at DECA PREP and DECA High as usual for the duration of this week.

Since Day 1, our schools have required masks of all staff and students, and we work diligently to ensure that all on site adhere to our safety protocols. We are concerned that we are seeing this number of positive cases especially when the vast majority of our faculty are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining our defenses against the virus at all times and in all settings. It takes all of us to keep each other safe!

Dave Taylor
Dayton Early College Academy