Macon R-1 Middle School moves to virtual learning after COVID-19 exposure
MACON - Macon Middle School will start virtual instruction on Tuesday, Sept. 8. This comes after several students tested positive for COVID-19. An email was sent out to parents Saturday.
"When we have completed all of the contact tracings that are required, we will have approximately one third of the students in the middle school under quarantine."
The plan is to have students return to in-person instruction after the two week quarantine.
There will be no athletics or gatherings for middle school students.
The letter said any student who needs to pick up learning devices for the virtual learning period should contact the middle school office.
Teachers will provide daily virtual instruction for all middle school students until September 22. High school virtual instruction will continue until September 28.
Elementary school learning will continue in-person.
The assignments completed during quarantine will be collected for a grade.
"We are taking these measures now in the hopes we can overcome this virus and return to in person instruction," the email stated.
At this time, the district is only going virtual for the areas that need it. According to the email, the middle school does not think it is necessary for the entire school district to be taught virtually.