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List of confirmed coronavirus cases in Northwest Arkansas & River Valley schools

Here's a look at the confirmed COVID-19 cases for schools in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley.

ARKANSAS, USA — School is back in session in Arkansas, and this year, things will be different. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still ongoing, and the virus is still spreading throughout communities in the Natural State. This could force some schools to shift into remote learning. 

It's essential to point out that cases of COVID-19 are expected inside of schools, and finding and identifying those cases early is part of the strategy for many districts in Arkansas. 

The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement has created a tool to track positive community COVID-19 cases by school districts. It's important to know that this tool does not provide information about positive cases at each school. The Arkansas Department of Health is also tracking COVID-19 cases within schools across the state. Parents should also take advantage of their local school district's COVID-19 information listed on their websites and social media pages. 

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September 25:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that four students at Fayetteville High School and one staff member at Owl Creek School have tested positive for COVID-19.  
  • Individuals who are identified by the district as probable close contacts to these persons will be notified by the FPS Department of Health Services.

Clarksville Public Schools:

  • Clarksville Schools will be closed to onsite learning Monday, September 28, 2020. The situation will be reevaluated Monday to determine if the schools can reopen, or if the district should remain closed.
  •  All faculty and staff will report as usual to engage our students through remote learning.  

September 24:

Multiple school districts across the region reported outbreaks on campus that are forcing students to undergo virtual learning:

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Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that one student at Fayetteville High School and one staff member at Owl Creek School have tested positive for COVID-19.  
  • School officials are working with the health department to alert any probable close contacts of the individuals that tested positive. 

September 23:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that one student at Fayetteville High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the Arkansas Department of Health directives, it was determined that there are no probable close contacts for the FHS student.

September 21:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Since last Friday (Sept. 18) afternoon, Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that three students at Fayetteville High School, one student at Holcomb Elementary School, and one student at Vandergriff Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • School officials are working to contact any probable close contacts with the student that has tested positive. 

September 18:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that one student at Fayetteville High School has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • School officials are working to contact any probable close contacts with the student that has tested positive. 

September 17:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that one student at Fayetteville High School and one student at Ramay Jr. High have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Following the Arkansas Department of Health directives, the district determined that there are no probable close contacts for the Ramay student.

September 15:

Farmington Public Schools:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that four students at Fayetteville High School have tested positive for COVID-19.  
  • The school district is working to contact all probable close contacts with the students that have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Rogers School District:

  • Rogers High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball team practices have been shut down after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

RELATED: Rogers schools halt varsity and Jr. varsity volleyball practices after player tests positive for COVID-19

September 14:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that one student at Ramay Jr. High, one student at Fayetteville High School and one staff member at Root Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Following the Arkansas Department of Health directives, the district determined that there are no probable close contacts for these students.

September 11: 

Lavaca High School:

Greenwood Jr High:

  • Greenwood Jr High announced Friday that the entire seventh-grade football team had gone into quarantine following a positive case. Other students and staff have also been placed in quarantine.
  • Those impacted will learn from home for the next two weeks. 

RELATED: Greenwood seventh-grade football team goes in quarantine after positive COVID-19 case confirmed

Huntsville Intermediate School:

  • An entire fourth-grade class at Huntsville Intermediate School has went into quarantine after a positive COVID-19 cases was reported in their classroom. 

RELATED: Huntsville Intermediate School fourth-grade class quarantined after student tests positive for COVID-19

September 10:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools announced Thursday that one staff member at Holcomb Elementary School, one student at Root Elementary School, and one student at Fayetteville High School have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • School officials are working to get alert anyone considered a probable close contact with the individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. 

September 9:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools announced Wednesday (Sept. 9) that one Fayetteville High School student, one student and one staff member at Holcomb Elementary School, and one student at Holt Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • School officials are working to get in touch with anyone considered a probable close contact with any of the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

September 8:

Pea Ridge Middle School:

  • Pea Ridge school officials announced on social media Tuesday (Sept. 8) that Pea Ridge Middle School will pivot to remote learning for Wednesday, September 9, due to an active COVID-19 case reported in the building.
  • School officials did not provide details on if the positive case came from a student, teacher or staff member.  

Fayetteville High School:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools announced Tuesday that a student at Fayetteville High School had tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Fayetteville school officials are working to notify anyone a probable close contact with the student. 

September 4:

Fayetteville Public Schools:

  • Fayetteville Public Schools has received confirmation that one student at Owl Creek School and one student at Happy Hollow Elementary have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • The Happy Hollow student has not been on campus, so there are no probable close contacts.
  • Individuals who have been identified as probable close contacts were notified today by the FPS Department of Health Services.  

Roland High School

  • A Roland High School student was present on campus Thursday (Sept. 3) for in-person instruction and tested positive for COVID-19 after symptoms began that night.

September 2:

Fayetteville Public Schools

  • Fayetteville Public Schools announced Wednesday that a student at Holcomb Elementary School and a student at Fayetteville High School have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • There are no probable close contacts for the FHS student, according to the school district. 
  • Individuals considered close contacts with the Holcomb student will be contacted by Fayetteville Public School officials.  

Sallisaw High School

  • Sallisaw Public Schools released a note stating that a high school employee had tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The school is working with the state health department to determine if anyone in close contact with the person should also go into quarantine.  

September 1:

McNair Middle School in Fayetteville

  • Fayetteville Public Schools announced that a student at McNair Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Individuals identified as close contacts to the student are being notified by the district. 

Frank Tillery Elementary School in Rogers

  • An entire kindergarten class is being quarantined and moved to remote learning for time being,16 students and 2 staff members.
  • One positive case led to quarantine.
  • Students pivoted to remote learning Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will do so for two weeks.
  • Students will return to the school building on September 14.
  • Officials say they can't say whether the test came from a student or teacher.

August 28:

Fayetteville Public Schools

  • Fayetteville Public Schools released a memo Friday (Aug. 28) stating that two staff members at Fayetteville Virtual Academy have tested positive for COVID-19. One of the staff members is not officed at the school. 
  • Individuals who are considered close contacts with the staff members will be notified (by email or phone call) by the Fayetteville Public Schools Department of Health Services. 
  • Here is the school closing decision guide released by Fayetteville Public Schools. 

August 31:

  • The Arkansas Department of Health released a report Monday detailing how many active COVID-19 cases are in each school district across the state.

Gore Public Schools

  • Gore Public Schools announced Monday that students at its high school campus had tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The school district is working to notify students, faculty and staff that might have come in close contact with a student that has tested positive. 
  • Gore High School football games have been cancled for the next two weeks.   

Northside High School

  • The Northside High School building will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to be thoroughly disinfected after several people who had recently been inside tested positive for COVID-19.

RELATED: Northside High School closing Tuesday to be cleaned after positive COVID-19 tests reported

Charleston Public Schools

  • Charleston Public Schools announced Monday (Aug. 31) that one of their high school students had tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The student has not been on campus since Wednesday, August 26. 
  • Students that have had close contact with the person who has tested positive will quartine for 14 days. 

Heavener Public Schools

Heavener Public Schools announced Monday that they will temporarily move virtual-only learning for students due to COVID-19.

August 27:

Fort Smith Public Schools

  • The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is reporting that there are 17 active COVID-19 cases within Fort Smith Schools.
  • The ADH says that since August 15, six faculty/staff cases have been reported, and 51 cumulative student cases have been reported. 
  • No details about which schools the active cases are in have been reported. 

Bentonville Public Schools

  • Bentonville Schools has reported eight positive COVID-19 cases within its district. It's unclear if the positive cases are students or staff members. 
  • 22 students, faculty and staff members across the district are in quarantine. 
  • Bentonville Schools has created a website for parents to track cases by schools within the district. 

Fayetteville Public Schools

  • Fayetteville Schools has notified the public that four of its students have tested positive for COVID-19. None of the students have been on school campuses since the start of the school year on August 24, according to a memo released by the district.
  • 16 Fayetteville students are currently in quarantine for either having been exposed to a positive case or awaiting test results. Only five of those students have been on campus since the start of the school year.  
  • Six Fayetteville Public Schools staff members are in quarantine for either having been exposed to a positive case or awaiting test results. None of the six staff members have been on campus since the start of the school year.  

Springdale Public Schools

  • There are six COVID-19 cases confirmed within five schools in Springdale.
  • The positive cases include students, staff and faculty.
  • Springdale Schools has created a website for parents that will tell how many cases and which schools they are in. 

August 26:

Prairie Grove Public Schools

  • The Prairie Grove School has learned that a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • This person was in attendance only on the first day of school, August 26.
  • The parents of all students who were close contacts have been notified.
  • Click here for more information. 

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