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J.H. Hines Elementary School transitions to remote learning over COVID-19 cases

Posted at 4:01 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 17:02:46-05

WACO, TX — Starting Monday, all J.H. Hines Elementary students will be learning remotely after cases of COVID-19 on campus forced several teachers into quarantine.

The campus will reopen for in-person instruction on Nov. 30.

According to a letter sent to parents, in the last week, the school has had 3 positive cases of COVID-19 on their campus.

Because of the cases, most campus leadership and about 10 teachers are currently in quarantine.

While most educators are able to teach remotely, the number of employees out presents a challenge for supervising students.

As a result, Transformation Waco has made the decision to transition J.H. Hines Elementary to fully remote instruction starting Monday, November 16. The campus will remain closed to in-person instruction through Thanksgiving Break. At this time, plans are to reopen for in-person instruction on Monday, November 30.

Families with students who have been learning in-person will have the opportunity to check out a device to use at home tomorrow.

The school is continuing to work closely with the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District. All areas of the campus will be deep cleaned and sanitized before the campus reopens.