Just hours after the Hall County School District announced a move to blended learning for CW Davis Middle School in light of increased COVID-19 cases on campus, officials put the same game plan into place for Cherokee Bluff Middle School and Cherokee Bluff High School.
"Over the past 24 hours, Cherokee Bluff High School has experienced a significant number of student absences due to positive cases of COVID-19. A number of positive cases were reported late in the school day today," said a statement released by the district on Tuesday evening.
Because the middle school and the high school share a facility, students at both levels who are participating in in-person learning will switch to blended learning through Friday, Dec. 11.
As is the case with CW Davis and East Hall High Schools, the Cherokee Bluff facilities will receive a thorough cleaning before the buildings are reopened to students and staff.
Original story posted at 2:07 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8
CW Davis Middle School in Hall County is moving to “blended learning” Wednesday, and East Hall High School is extending their blended learning phase through the end of this week.
Both schools are made the change due to an increase in staff absences from positive cases of COVID-19.
According to a press release from the school system, the blended learning phase for both schools will last through Friday, Dec. 11. Students will be able to access their current classes through CANVAS and continue learning online at home.
The release states in a limited number of positive cases among students and staff at CW Davis, there is evidence that transmission may have occurred at the school, prompting the transition.
The entire CW Davis facility will be deep cleaned prior to the return of students and staff.
Students at CW Davis are being sent home Tuesday with meals for the rest of the week. Families whose students are absent today can call the school and pick up a meal between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week. For questions concerning meals, the release says to call school nutrition at 770-534-1080.
East Hall High School began its blended learning phase on Monday and was originally expected to run through Wednesday, however, the release says it was extended after reviewing positive cases and quarantine numbers.
The closure at East Hall was announced last week for similar reasons to CW Davis. A press release cited increased student absences from positive cases of COVID-19 as the reason for the transition to blended learning at East Hall.
Officials with both schools will continue to evaluate the situation and will communicate with parents over the weekend on whether blending learning will be extended into next week, according to the release.