South Portland Substantial University will carry on with distant discovering Tuesday throughout a surge of COVID-19 conditions in southern Maine.
The faculty switched to distant studying most of final week and Principal Michele LaForge despatched a be aware to family members Monday afternoon to say remote mastering will carry on at least as a result of Tuesday. She blamed personnel shortages, saying “so a lot of of us are sick that there are not plenty of of us to safely and securely supervise the learners who are current.”
LaForge explained in the letter that she, as well, has COVID, and is at residence.
LaForge reported academics would be readily available to students for each 80-minute block that academics have with students. For the duration of remote finding out, academics typically use only aspect of the block of time for immediate instruction and that the rest of the time is for students to get the job done on what they are mastering.
However, LaForge reported if a teacher is ill, they will not be instructing and students should look at with their Google Classroom accounts for their assignments.
Pupils really should log in for block 1 classes at 8:10 a.m., she reported.
She also claimed dad and mom must make positive that their youngsters are not paying all day in front of the laptop or computer.
“We know that remaining online all working day is not healthier and letting college students some time away from the monitor is essential,” LaForge wrote.
The college is having every single working day as it comes, she mentioned, but is predicted to return to in-particular person studying on Wednesday.
She explained Existence Abilities Classes would be held in individual and buses would choose those youngsters up. PATHS also is open, she stated, but students need to have to set up their individual transportation. If they are unable to do so, she stated, students are excused.
Lunches can be picked up at the large school’s front bus loop from 11:15 to 11:45, she mentioned, and the principal business will be open.
Athletics will continue as prepared, LaForge explained in her letter.