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Cesar Chavez Middle School transitions to remote learning until Jan. 5

Waco ISD
Posted at 6:35 PM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 19:36:01-05

WACO, TX — Cesar Chavez Middle School will transition to fully remote learning until Jan. 5 due to COVID-19 cases.

The school learned that three more people, who have been on campus at Cesar Chavez, tested positive for COVID-19.

They have already notified the families of any students and any employees who were in close contact with the people who tested positive most recently, and those students and employees have been told to quarantine in accordance with guidance from the CDC.

“Following these most recent cases, more than nearly 30 employees, including more than 20 teachers, will be out until winter break," Alonzo McAdoo, principal of Cesar Chavez Middle School said. "While most of our teachers are able to teach remotely, the number of employees out presents a challenge for appropriately supervising students without bringing large groups of students together in the same space."

As a result, Cesar Chavez Middle School will transition to fully remote instruction starting tomorrow (Monday, Dec. 14), and the campus will remain closed to in-person instruction through winter break.

The school will reopen for in-person instruction on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

“We are continuing to work closely with the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District. All areas of the campus will be deep cleaned and sanitized using hospital-grade disinfectants before the campus reopens for in-person instruction."