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Silver Creek schools to go remote for next week

OBSERVER Photo The entrance to Silver Creek High School includes dots on the sidewalk signifying 6 feet of space.

Students in the Silver Creek schools district will remain in a fully remote model for a week after the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to a district post on its Facebook page, eight individuals from the district have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past seven days while 15 staff members and 50 students have been in quarantine over the past two weeks. Additionally, this week there has been staff members who became ill and are seeking a COVID test.

“As a result of this, and a lack of certified substitutes, this has left us understaffed, creating an inability to operate our programming in person successfully, efficiently, and effectively,” the district noted.

These issues are forcing the district to remain in a fully remote learning model for Monday through Friday, Dec. 4. “We are hopeful these additional days will successfully create space, distance, and separation for all staff and students so that everyone can get and/or remain healthy. We plan to resume in-person learning on Monday, December 7. Although this is an extremely difficult decision, the affected staff across the entire district will not allow us to successfully conduct in-person instruction.”

According to the state COVID school report card, Silver Creek has had a total of 14 positive tests for teachers and students.

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