Carbondale Middle School transitions seventh grade to distance learning
Nearly the entire seventh-grade class at Carbondale Middle School is quarantining out of concern over Covid-19 exposure, a news release from Roaring Fork School District states.
“A student or staff member at Carbondale Middle School tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend resulting in the quarantine of almost all of the 7th grade class because the entire grade and its teachers are considered a cohort,” the release states.
Parents and students were notified Sunday of the transition. Students are expected to return to the classroom on Nov. 30 following Thanksgiving break.
A quarantine does not mean there is an outbreak in a school. Rather, it is a preventative measure to ensure an outbreak does not occur.
An outbreak is defined by public health officials as two or more cases traced to person-to-person spread in a known location, such as a business, office, place of worship, institutional setting or a public gathering.
• The state charter Two Rivers Community School in Glenwood Springs, effective Nov. 11, transitioned to full-time remote learning through Nov. 20, not returning until after Thanksgiving break on Nov. 30, the school announced on its Facebook page last week.
• One class of less than 16 students and impacted teachers at Glenwood Springs Middle School remain on quarantine/distance through this coming week, and also will not return until after Thanksgiving.
• 26 students and two staff at Glenwood Springs High School are on quarantine/distance learning through Wednesday, returning on Thursday.
• Basalt Middle School 8th grade students remain on remote learning through this week and will not return to classrooms until after Thanksgiving break.
• Several classes of students at Basalt Elementary School remain on quarantine through Tuesday, and are scheduled to return to in-person classes on Wednesday.
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All Garfield Re-2 schools will have one week of remote learning following Thanksgiving break, a news release from the district Friday states.