So many kids sick 1 Colorado Springs school had to cancel K-3rd grade classes for the week

Photo courtesy: The Vanguard School

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Because so many students were sick this week with everything from the flu to strep one Colorado Springs school had to cancel classes for the remainder of the week for multiple grade levels.

Last Friday about 17 percent of students kindergarten through third grade were out sick. On Tuesday about 25 percent of students had to call out sick.

The school posted the following on its website Tuesday evening:

Dear Vanguard Parents,

Due to the continued rise in student illnesses, all classes and activities for grades K-3 are canceled for the remainder of this week.
All 4-12 classes and activities will occur as normal.

We had hoped that closing on Monday would provide enough of a break for students to recover; unfortunately, our absences due to illness in grades K-3 have increased, and we feel it is in the best interest of the students to not have them at school.

We understand that this is an inconvenience to our families; however, our priority is the health and well-being of our students.

We look forward to our students returning in January rested and in good health.
Colin Mullaney
Executive Director