three Douglas County excessive faculties transfer to distant studying after quarantines create workers scarcity

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Three excessive faculties in Douglas County College District have closed for 2 weeks following a number of confirmed instances of COVID-19.
Douglas County Excessive College and Fortress View Excessive College college students will start digital lessons on Sept. 28, the varsity district knowledgeable households Friday. They comply with college students at Mountain Vista Excessive College, who transitioned to distant training Tuesday.
The bulletins got here after two folks at Douglas County Excessive, two folks at Mountain Vista and one particular person at Fortress View just lately examined constructive for the virus. In letters to households, the district famous these have been “extra” instances within the faculties. Spokeswoman Paula Hans couldn’t instantly verify what number of whole instances have been reported in every facility.
The transfer to digital studying is primarily resulting from a scarcity of substitutes wanted to fill in for workers who’re quarantined, Hans stated. Greater than two dozen workers members at Douglas County Excessive and Mountain Vista are presently in quarantine, the district informed households.
College students who’re studying remotely however weren’t uncovered or required to quarantine should take part in athletics and different extracurricular actions.
Douglas County joins a rising listing of districts to transition complete scholar our bodies on-line resulting from COVID-19. Earlier this month, greater than 1,500 Cherry Creek Excessive College college students went distant following an outbreak in a single instructional cohort. Jefferson Jr./Sr. Excessive College in Edgewater and Heritage Excessive College in Littleton additionally quickly moved on-line, citing staffing points associated to COVID-19 quarantines.

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