According to a statement released by Gibson Southern High School (GSHS) on Monday, Sept. 7, GSHS students will transition to virtual learning beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, and lasting until Friday, Sept. 11.
GSHS says the temporary switch to virtual learning is "due to another positive case at GSHS and pending results of other potential cases."
The school says contact tracing will be conducted on Tuesday and parents will be contacted.
While participating in virtual learning, students can pick up any materials they need from Gibson Southern from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Instruction will be delivered to GSHS students through Google Meet at the normal class times. Students who don't have internet access have been asked to notify the school's principal as well as their classroom teacher.
Students who attend the 4T Academy and the EVSC Technical School will still attend those classes in person and normal transportation will be continued to be provided.
As of now, the school says extra-curricular sports are still being held, so student-athletes will be expected to attend practices and games as normal. The school says the continuation of extra-curricular sports will be evaluated on a sport-by-sport basis based upon positive cases.
School officials say the plan to temporarily switch to virtual learning will be re-evaluated at the end of the week.