Greater than 1,700 college students at Cherry Creek Excessive Faculty are actually attending lessons remotely after an outbreak of optimistic COVID-19 circumstances was detected among the many scholar physique.
In a letter to households, the district mentioned “a number of” 12th-grade college students examined optimistic, forcing 14 employees members and 146 different college students into quarantine till Sept. 23. Abbe Smith, spokesperson for Cherry Creek Faculty District, didn’t specify precisely what number of circumstances had been reported.
An extra 1,585 college students in the identical cohort have been moved to distant studying in the course of the quarantine interval. These college students are nonetheless capable of take part in sports activities and different actions, the district mentioned — apart from these decided to be shut contacts, who should quarantine.
About 3,800 ninth- by means of 12th-graders attend Cherry Creek Excessive Faculty and due to the dimensions of enrollment, college students are divided into two cohorts this semester, mentioned Smith. She didn’t element how, if in any respect, this incident could have an effect on in-person studying operations shifting ahead.
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Cherry Creek Faculty District mentioned the circumstances “have been tied on to college students attending off-campus events the final two weekends,” including that the Colorado Division of Public Well being and Atmosphere labeled the circumstances as an outbreak.
The state places that record out on Wednesday afternoons and has beforehand reported at the very least 5 different faculties to be the location of outbreaks.
Earlier this month, Heritage Excessive Faculty in Littleton moved its whole scholar physique to distant studying for 2 weeks after about one-third of lecturers had been pressured to quarantine attributable to doable COVID-19 publicity.