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News and Notes from Mr. Cassie


Hello Shumate Families,

You are receiving this email and attached letter from the Wayne County Health Department as there has been a positive case at Shumate. As a reminder, when there is a case of COVID-19 in your child’s school, we are required by the Wayne County Health Department (WCHD) to notify all parents and staff in the building of that positive case. 

Additionally, the district is never allowed to share who the student or staff member is that tested positive for COVID -19 nor what classroom they were in. I understand that receiving this letter might be confusing as to where the positive case was located, but GSD and WCHD will not be able to share that information due to privacy laws. 

To review the WCHD rules and regulations for Wayne County School districts, please visit this link ( 

PLEASE NOTE: If there are close contacts related to this positive case, they have already been notified. If you have not already been notified, your child is not considered a close contact and the attached letter is informational only; no further action is required.