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Tennyson Middle School transitions to remote learning over COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 20:15:11-05

WACO, TX — Tennyson Middle School will transition to fully remote instruction tomorrow through Friday after COVID-19 cases on campus.

The school has plans to resume in-person learning on December 14.

“Today, we learned that four people, who have been on campus at Tennyson Middle School, tested positive for COVID-19," said Matt Rambo, principal of Tennyson Middle School. "We are notifying the families of any students and any employees who were in close contact with the people who tested positive. Those students and employees have been told to quarantine in accordance with guidance from the CDC."

Tomorrow, more than 20 employees at the campus will be out as a result of testing positive or being in close contact with someone who tested positive.

"While we expect a number of our employees to be able to return to campus by next Monday, the number of employees out this week makes it difficult to appropriately supervise our in-person students. As a result, Tennyson Middle School will transition to fully remote instruction starting tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 8)."

The school is planning to reopen for in-person instruction on Monday (Dec. 14).

However, they will continue to monitor the number of students and employees who test positive for the virus as well as the number of close contacts required to quarantine as a result of any new cases.

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 using hospital-grade disinfectants before the campus reopens for in-person instruction.