Erath High School will move to virtual classes on Friday due to cases of COVID-19.
In a letter sent to parents and posted on the school's website, Principal Marc Turner explained that based on data collected, school administrators feel the best course of action is to transition to virtual learning for two weeks. Students will return to face-to-face instruction at 100% capacity on Monday, November 30.
Turner didn't specify how many students and/or members of the faculty had tested positive for COVID-19, but said administrators believe "the entire football team has been exposed." As such, the entire team is now on a 14-day quarantine, and the remaining two football games of the season have been canceled. The Bobcats were set to take on Crowley this Friday. Opelousas High School and Loreauville High School have also canceled their final two games of the season due to COVID-19.
Faculty and staff will be on campus each day to address academic needs of students. All students will access lessons and tasks via Google Classroom. Hard copy packets of work are available if needed.
"As a school, we have adhered to the social distancing protocol. As a community, we must follow the same protocol in order to reduce exposure. We must work together to ensure the safety of our community," Turner said in his letter. "To preserve the traditional school setting that we desire and the students need to be successful, we must be aware of the consequences of our actions. Please consider enforcing social distancing protocol, so school and future activities can proceed as planned."
Read the full letter here.
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