Dr. Bruce Bryant, superintendent of the Midland School District, told White River Now Friday afternoon that Midland High School will move to virtual instruction on Monday, Nov. 9, due to positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines.
Midland High students should check their Google Classroom for instructions. Bryant said in a statement on social media that classes will meet via ZOOM at regularly scheduled times.
Face-to-face instruction for high school students is scheduled to resume Nov. 30, after the Thanksgiving holiday.
High school students were sent home Friday with two days of shelf-stable food. The district will announce Monday its plan for ensuring the high school students are fed during this time. If students did not receive food on Friday, they will be able to come to the high school office on Monday morning to pick it up, Bryant said.
Midland Elementary will continue instruction as usual. Transportation will be provided, and meals will be served as usual. Midland Pre-School and Tiny Tots will be open, and transportation will be provided and meals will be served as usual, the superintendent said in his statement.
All athletic events, including the Red/White game scheduled for Friday evening, are also canceled through Nov. 20.
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