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Promise Academy in Tyler closes for remainder of week due to increase in student absences

"Many are quarantining, and only one student has a test-confirmed case of COVID-19," the school said.

TYLER, Texas — Promise Academy in Tyler has closed their doors for the remainder of the week due to an uptick in student absences.

"Today, we opened school with quite a large percentage of students absent, the school said in a statement to CBS19. "Many are quarantining, and only one student has a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. Our policy states that when 20% of students are absent due to illness, we must close for the safety of our students and staff. During the course of the day, we reached over 30% absent. Thankfully, this isn't a school outbreak, and we will close today at the end of the day in an effort to prevent school-based spread from beginning. We will reopen Tuesday, January 18 after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. We are in prayer for the healing and peace for all of our families. "

Gary ISD also announced Monday they were closing campuses for the rest of the week after an increase in COVID-19 cases. Students will continue to learn remotely with online and paper enrichment activities.

Pewitt CISD released a statement Sunday letting parents and guardians known the elementary campus had canceled classes Monday, Jan. 10 - Wednesday, Jan. 12 due to staff illness. Junior high and high school campuses will operate as normal. 

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