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SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) — Sisters center and excessive faculties are returning to distance studying attributable to confirmed COVID-19 instances, Superintendent Curt Scholl stated Wednesday. The information got here in the future after Culver Excessive College did the identical, additionally over rising COVID-19 instances.
Scholl stated in a notice to the neighborhood that the college district was notified of “confirmed COVID instances in the highschool” and that “preliminary contact tracing recognized a connection to our center college.”
After discussing the state of affairs with Deschutes County well being officers, Scholl stated, “We have to transfer grades 5 via 12 to distance studying” Thursday,
“It will permit us the time to conduct extra thorough contact tracing to really determine who was impacted and to assist us decide the following steps,” Scholl stated in an e-mail.
The varsity district additionally canceled all school-related actions for the center and excessive faculties till Thursday afternoon, whereas Sisters Elementary will nonetheless have in-person courses Thursday.
In the meantime, Culver Excessive College additionally closed and reverted to distance studying for the following two weeks “attributable to growing instances of COVID-19,” Superintendent Stefanie Garber knowledgeable dad and mom Tuesday.
College students will participate in distance studying from Wednesday via Might 11, and plan to return to on-campus studying on Wednesday, Might 12, Garber stated. “Seize and Go” meals could be picked up on the cafeteria door throughout regular lunch time, she added.
“Our precedence is to maintain your college students secure,” Garber wrote, “and we remorse we now have to make this transfer.”
Dad and mom had been instructed college students who want one thing from college “can name and work with constructing workers to make preparations to come back choose it up.”