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University High School to transition to remote learning beginning Wednesday

Waco ISD
Posted at 9:18 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 22:18:52-05

WACO, TX — University High School will transition to remote learning beginning Wednesday after an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Principal Dr. Ricky Edison announced the news to parents and staff Tuesday evening.

According to the principal, 12 people, who have been on campus, have tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday morning. That includes seven people who reported testing positive Monday or Tuesday.

This increase in cases also means a large number of both students and staff will be out for the rest of the week after testing positive or being in close contact with someone who tested positive.

The school will transition to remote learning beginning Wednesday, December 16. The campus will be closed for in-person instruction through winter break and will reopen for in-person instruction beginning January 5, 2021.

Students who need to make up end-of-course exams will still be able to take those tests in person.

Students at the Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy (GWAHCA) or the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy (GWAMA) can continue to attend classes in person, but will need to arrange their own transportation.