COVID-19 positive cases continue rise among Oswego School District 308 students

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 among Oswego School District 308 students increased again over the past week.

According to data provided by the district, a total of 86 students were in quarantine, including 47 at the elementary level, 20 in junior high and 19 in high school from Sept. 13 - Sept. 19. A total of 45 students were confirmed to have COVID-19, including 22 at the elementary level, seven in junior high and 16 in high school between that same time period.

The number of COVID-19 positive students in the district increased from the previous week’s total of 32 students, including 10 at the elementary level, 12 in junior high, nine in high school, and one student in a grade or program other than elementary, junior high, or high school.

A total of three staff members are currently in quarantine, including one at the elementary level and two in high school. Five staff members have confirmed cases of COVID-19; four in elementary schools, one in junior high.

OSD 308 continues to provide a breakdown of the number of cases across the district by school.

The number of positive elementary cases are spread across Boulder Hill Elementary School, Fox Chase Elementary School, Homestead Elementary School, Hunt Club Elementary School, Lakewood Creek Elementary School, Long Beach Elementary School, Prairie Point Elementary School, Southbury Elementary School, The Wheatlands Elementary School, Wolf’s Crossing Elementary School, and the Brokaw Early Learning Center.

The majority of junior high cases come from Traughber Junior High School, with three cases, while the rest come from Murphy Junior High School, Plank Junior High School, and Thompson Junior High School. High school cases are divided at five from Oswego High School and 11 from Oswego East High School.

The number of positive cases among district staff are spread across Churchill Elementary School, Homestead Elementary School, Lakewood Creek Elementary School, Wolf’s Crossing Elementary School, and Bednarcik Junior High School.

The district has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students.

OSD 308 is measuring its COVID metrics differently this year than it did during the 2020-2021 school year.

This year, COVID-19 metrics for the district are being evaluated in two-week intervals to “reflect trends rather than sharp increases or decreases”, according to a district plan. Metrics will continue to be reported for the district and its service area on the OSD 308 website, and will consist of a 14-day average of new cases per 100,000 population for the four zip codes that are located within the district.

District metrics are updated weekly, and can be found under the “Metrics” tab on the district’s Return to School 21-22 website page.