OTTAWA — The West Franklin middle school and high school students will move to all remote learning Wednesday through Nov. 13, school officials said Monday morning.
West Franklin High School/middle school principal Matthew Brenzikofer said that with the recent increase in student COVID-19 cases along with a couple of staff members testing positive this weekend, school officials, in conjunction with the Franklin County Health Department, decided to move into remote learning.
Since there is no school on Nov. 16, in-person classes will resume Nov. 17, Brenzikofer said. All extracurricular activities will be suspended until Nov. 16, the opening of winter sports practices.
"The measure is being taken to stop any potential spread of COVID-19 that might occur due to the recent cases," Brenzikofer said. "We encourage any student and/or staff member that develops systems during this time to contact the Franklin County Health Department to schedule a test."
Breakfast and lunches will be available for pickup at the attendance center closest to the students’ homes, including Appanoose and Williamsburg campuses. Pickup times are between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. and will be for that day’s breakfast and lunch.