High school closure due to coronavirus will see over 1,700 students taking distance learning for two weeks. The management indicated that the school closure was not an easy decision.
Arden Academy in Solihull, West Midlands, has sent their entire students and staff home after recording a rising number of coronavirus in the institution. In a statement, the school indicated that they would be taking a two-week “circuit break” emphasizing that the decision to close the entire school was not taken lightly.
School closure forces 1,700 to study online
The decision saw over 1,700 high schoolers from the school sent home. However, the school indicated that the students would still continue with their studies, although they were shifting to distance learning for safety purposes.
A letter sent to parents confirmed that the school would be closed for two weeks in order to curb the spread of the virus in the school. The letter continued by saying that those who had come into contact with coronavirus positive students were already being sought and would be advised to self-isolate in order to curb the spread of the virus.
The letter went ahead to explain that they planned to reopen on 7th October. However, they would still have to wait for advice from Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands and Solihull Council, who they cited as having been helpful so far, as they continue battling with school closure and the spread of the virus in the school.
Arden Multi Academy Trust CEO said that the decision school closure was not an easy one, but a necessity during this period. He said that the school decided to prioritize the health and well being of their students and the community at large.
He indicated that the logic behind the school closure is that they wanted to ensure that they reset their school afresh after a rise in coronavirus cases. He indicated that, when they reopen, he was hopeful that it will be a new start where the spread of the virus will have went down.
He concluded by saying that the students would still continue with their educaiton through distance learning, expressing confidence that the high schoolers would work hard towards their education while at home.
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