VHS sees spike in COVID cases

Shared by Vandegrift principal Charlie Little on May 10 at 4:29 p.m.

Dear Vandegrift High School families,

Thank you for your continued patience as we follow the guidance of our local health agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we have made great progress as a district and as a community in turning the corner on the pandemic, the last week offers a stark reminder that we must continue to be vigilant.

Last week, following an investigation and guidance from Austin Public Health (APH), the VHS football program was shut down and the students that participate in the program were quarantined due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Per APH, an outbreak is defined as three or more linked cases, common classes, friend groups or teammates.

Today we were notified of five more positive cases linked to the football program. Fortunately, these cases did not impact our campus students, staff or community because the students were already quarantined. We understand that getting news your child needs to quarantine is not what anyone wants to hear, especially this time of the school year. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our students, staff and community healthy.


Charlie Little


Vandegrift HS