Franklin County High School going virtual on Friday amid staffing concerns

Roanoke Valley News

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — High schoolers in Franklin County will temporarily switch to remote learning on Friday as staffing issues affect supervision, class coverage, and safety.

According to Franklin County Public Schools, Franklin County High School staff members will still report to their buildings on Friday, Oct. 22 in order to provide virtual instruction on Canvas. Meanwhile, students at the high school will be required to log in at the start of each class.

Any families who want to take part in the meal pickup program on Friday will be able to collect the meals at any elementary or middle school in Franklin County from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, the district says.

However, afterschool events for the high school will reportedly proceed as scheduled.

School officials say that this virtual learning day will only apply to students at Franklin County High School, which means that all middle school and elementary school students and staff members will still conduct face-to-face learning on Friday.

Then, on Monday, Oct. 25, all public schools in Franklin County will proceed with in-person instruction, according to the district.

This news comes as Franklin County High School reports 13 student coronavirus cases and one staff case for the month of October.

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