Laurel School District to temporarily transition to remote learning after student tests positive for COVID-19


LAUREL, Del. — School officials from the Laurel School District announced on Monday that all school’s will be will be temporarily moving to remote learning starting Tuesday, November 17th, after a student tested positive for covid-19.

The school district says the infected Laurel Middle School student had direct contact with 48 people including students, bus-riders, teachers, support staff members, and administrators.

Out of an abundance of caution and to keep all students and educators safe, schools will move to full remote learning through Thanksgiving Break.

School officials say this decision was not made lightly, that they understand that it may cause great frustration and disruption to some families’ schedules. The school district say in part quote, “The Laurel School District must continue to keep the wellbeing and safety of our students and staff at the forefront of our decision-making during this pandemic.”

The school district is asking parents and guardians to check their student’s Schoology page tomorrow for updated synchronous learning schedules. All teachers will be asked to have a check in Zoom with all of their classes to update students on their remote learning schedule through the holiday.

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