Princeton Community High School Switches to Virtual Instruction Temporarily

Princeton Community High School students will be learning virtually from home from Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 2.

Posted: Sep 28, 2020 3:28 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2020 3:31 PM

According to North Gibson School Corporation (NGSC), students of Gibson Community High School will be participating in at-home virtual learning from Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 2.

The school corporation said Monday that the reason for the switch to virtual was due to difficulty in staffing critical support areas at the school due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines.

"We have been experiencing an increase in positive cases and quarantines within some of school support staff employee groups," NGSC said in a statement on Monday. "While we are confident that we have identified all close contacts and appropriately quarantined individuals, we are experiencing difficulty in staffing our school days in critical support areas such as custodial and food service."

According to NGSC, students in Mrs. Sara Reynold's Life Skills program will still attend school in-person each day as usual.

Princeton Community High School students will be given information from each of their teachers on the work expectations for the four days of virtual learning.

Students who need WiFi to complete assignments can access it throughout the week at Princeton Community High School, which will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the virtual learning days, though transportation to/from the school won't be provided to students. WiFi hotspots are also being provided to any PCHS student who had previously indicated they do not have WiFi access at home.

Additionally, Grab and Go lunches will be available for pick-up at the back of Princeton Community Middle School at door 26 for any student who needs one.

In-person classes at Princeton Community High School are planned to resume on Monday, Oct. 5, though the school corporation indicated the virtual learning period could be extended.

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