Silver Lake Elementary School closed Wednesday due to multiple staff absences

Phil Keren
Kent Weeklies
Silver Lake Elementary School will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 18, according to principal Hillary Freitag-Geiger.

Silver Lake Elementary School is closed Wednesday because the building does not have enough staff members available, according to the school district's superintendent.

Building Principal Hillary Freitag-Geiger said in a Tweet that the elementary building and its online courses are shut down on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Cuyahoga Falls City School District Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols on Wednesday morning said there are "a number of staff members who are out for today and we do not have enough coverage."

Nichols added there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 at Silver Lake Elementary, but noted, "out of privacy, we do not identify staff versus students." He said officials are waiting for the results of additional COVID-19 tests on some others in the building.

"There is no indication that these cases have anything to do with our return to in-person instruction five days per week," stated Nichols.

Freitag-Geiger said she would have an update once the district has more information.

"I will be following up [Wednesday] when I have more information that will help us determine our course of action for Thurs. & Fri. (remote vs. in person)," wrote Freitag-Geiger in the Tweet she posted on Tuesday.