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Woodway Elementary principal, staff members quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure

Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 00:17:48-04

WOODWAY, TX — Woodway Elementary's principal and some campus leadership members will start the school year off in quarantine after possible exposure to a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.

Woodway Elementary's Principal Angela Kirkpatrick said they were notified of the staff member's COVID-19 results on Friday.

"The entire staff including this staff member have been very careful to wear face coverings and stay appropriately distanced for the weeks we have been in professional development, so the possible exposures were limited to only a few people," Kirkpatrick said in a letter to parents.

The exposure includes Kirkpatrick and some of their campus leadership team, which means they will be working remotely for the start of school.

"Hopefully, the quarantine will turn out to be only a precaution," Kirkpatrick said in the letter.

Woodway Elementary's former principal is still a current administrator with the district and is able to step in, according to a spokesperson for Midway ISD.

"The campus will be in the capable hands of our assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, who is also the previous recipient of H-E-B’s state Principal of the Year!"