Entire sixth grade class at Hidden Valley Middle School to go virtual as cases of COVID-19 spread


ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Hidden Valley Middle School will be converting the entire sixth-grade class to remote learning as an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 in class.

According to Roanoke County Public Schools, the change begins Tuesday, Sept. 21 to further mitigate the potential of additional exposures of COVID-19 in the sixth-grade class at Hidden Valley Middle School.

Chuck Lionberger with Roanoke County Public Schools tells WFXR News that students in sixth grade may return to Hidden Valley Middle School on Monday, Sept. 27 as long as they are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Lionberger says that if any students do experience symptoms similar to a cold as of Sept. 27, they should stay home and contact the school nurse.

The Roanoke County Public Schools’ COVID-19 dashboard also shows an influx of cases at other schools in the district, including Cave Spring High School and Northside High School.

To view the COVID-19 dashboard from Roanoke County Public Schools, click here.

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