South Portland Higher School will carry on with remote understanding Tuesday throughout a surge of COVID-19 circumstances in southern Maine.
The faculty switched to remote finding out most of last 7 days and Principal Michele LaForge sent a take note to family members Monday afternoon to say remote learning will continue at least by way of Tuesday. She blamed staff members shortages, saying “so a lot of of us are sick that there are not enough of us to safely and securely supervise the learners who are existing.”
LaForge claimed in the letter that she, far too, has COVID, and is at house.
LaForge stated teachers would be available to students for each individual 80-minute block that academics have with students. All through remote learning, academics usually use only element of the block of time for immediate instruction and that the relaxation of the time is for pupils to do the job on what they are mastering.
Having said that, LaForge mentioned if a teacher is sick, they will not be training and students ought to test with their Google Classroom accounts for their assignments.
Learners should log in for block 1 lessons at 8:10 a.m., she mentioned.
She also mentioned mom and dad really should make sure that their little ones are not paying all day in front of the computer.
“We know that staying on line all day is not nutritious and permitting college students some time absent from the display is crucial,” LaForge wrote.
The school is having each and every day as it will come, she said, but is envisioned to return to in-particular person discovering on Wednesday.
She said Daily life Capabilities Classes would be held in human being and buses would decide on all those youngsters up. PATHS also is open up, she explained, but learners need to prepare their individual transportation. If they are unable to do so, she mentioned, students are excused.
Lunches can be picked up at the higher school’s front bus loop from 11:15 to 11:45, she explained, and the most important workplace will be open.
Athletics will go on as planned, LaForge said in her letter.