• Lakeshore Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard

    You may have heard recent media reports about the state's plans to release weekly reports about the number of positive COVID-19 cases that involve school staff or students. In our conversation with the Berrien County Health Department (BCHD), we have clarified that these weekly reports will include identified outbreaks within schools. An “outbreak” is defined as two or more contacts identified as having active COVID-19 that are epidemiologically connected to a specific site over a 14 day time period.

    In an effort to remain as transparent as possible, the District will report all COVID-19 cases associated with attendance in our schools through email and on our website in two ways. First, when a case arises where a student or staff member has been in attendance in school and has ultimately tested positive for COVID-19, a letter will be emailed to all families and staff as soon as is practical after receiving information from the BCHD. Second, the District will update a District COVID-19 Dashboard providing information on the number of positive tests associated with attendance in school and the number of students/staff quarantined as a result of close contacts. That information is found below.

    To clarify this reporting, we want to assure you of these four things:

    1. Due to HIPAA and FERPA laws, we cannot, and will not, disclose the identity of a staff member or student that has tested positive for COVID-19.
    2. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will not return to school until public health officials provide a letter to the school that states they are clear to return. This could be as soon as 10 days after the positive test results if symptoms are resolved.
    3. If we do have a staff or student test positive for COVID-19, we will work closely with public health officials. The Berrien County Health Department (BCHD) will investigate and identify close contacts during the infectious period. Only those close contacts will be ordered to quarantine by BCHD.
    4. We will alert parents and staff of the positive case as we become aware of it via email without disclosing the person's identity.

     

    Lakeshore Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard

    Current Cases/Quarantines

    Building

    # of Students/Staff in Quarantine*

    % of Students/Staff in Quarantine

    # of Confirmed Positive Cases

    Students/Staff*

    % of Confirmed Positive Cases

    Students/Staff

    Hollywood Elementary School

    20/5

    7.2%/12.5%

    1/0

    0.4%/0.0%

    Roosevelt Elementary School

    5/1

    1.6%/2.1%

    0/0

    0.0%/0.0%

    Stewart Elementary School

    14/0

    4.7%/0.0%

    0/0

    0.0%/0.0%

    Lakeshore Middle School

    52/2

    10.9%/3.5%

    3/0

    0.6%/0.0%

    Lakeshore High School

    19/4

    2.4%/5.0%

    1/0

    0.1%/0.0%

    Lakeshore Virtual Academy

    4/0

    0.6%/0.0%

    0/0

    0.0%/0.0%

    * This report includes ALL students/staff associated with Lakeshore Public Schools as identified by the Berrien County Health Department. Cases and quarantines may not be due to "close contacts" at school or related events.

     

    Cumulative District Statistics*
    # COVID-19 Cases 32
    # "Close Contacts" Quarantined 238

    * NOTE: This report includes ALL students/staff associated with Lakeshore Public Schools (including Virtual Academy students) as identified by the Berrien County Health Department. Cases and quarantines may not be due to "close contacts" at school or related events. 

    Updated 11/21/2020

    For additional information on Berrien County, please visit the Berrien County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard. (LINK HERE)