Portland, Oregon 2021-09-16 08:46:33 –
KOIN, Oregon — Reynolds High School has announced a return to distance learning after just a week of face-to-face instruction.
Reynolds High School will return to a one-week distance learning period starting Monday. The switchover takes place after a “large number of students” have been forced to quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure. Announcement on the school website.. The announcement does not reveal exactly how many positive cases there are currently among staff and students, but states that the number is small.
The school states that it is impractical for teachers to teach simultaneously in both face-to-face and virtual settings, as more students will have to quarantine while other students are still in the classroom.
There will be no school on Thursday or Friday as teachers are preparing for the transition, which will last from September 20th to 24th. Students will return to the classroom the following week.
All other schools in the district operate normally.
Meanwhile, Portland Public Schools are currently considering the possibility of mandatory vaccines for all qualified students. This is to scramble to fill the position and keep up with case reporting, testing and contact tracking. The school board will meet for a work session on whether students need vaccines. Before that, we will investigate parents about the current vaccination status of all students over the age of 12.
A new dashboard run by the school district shows that 49 students and 10 staff were isolated in just a few weeks of the school year. That is, it was a positive test or an estimated case.
A total of 232 other students and staff were quarantined after contact tracing, 64 of whom occurred in the school building. The remaining cases were contracted off-campus and some were confirmed on the school bus.
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