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Kopperl HS students switch to remote learning after 4 COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 11:40:44-04

KOPPERL, TX — A school in Bosque County switched from in-person instruction to home-based remote learning for some of their campus after three students and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter to parents, Kopperl ISD in Bosque County said they were switching from face-to-face on campus learning to home-based remote learning for all 9th -12th grade students to "battle the spread of COVID-19."

This was effective beginning on Wednesday, September 2 through Tuesday, September 15.

"This will allow all high school students the time needed to self-monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms," the letter said.

The district previously said three students and a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19.

Normal operating schedules remained in place for Pre-K – 8 th grade.

"This decision has not been made lightly," the letter said. "We realize it presents significant difficulties to working parents. However, we are hopeful that these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of students, staff and Kopperl ISD community."

During the time of partial closure, all high school extracurricular activities have also been cancelled.

The district said high school students are expected to check in daily with teachers via emails, texts, or phone calls.

These methods would be used to track attendance.