Franklin County High School to go all virtual for one week beginning Thursday due to community spread of COVID-19

Roanoke Valley News

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Officials with Franklin County Schools have announced that Franklin County High School will begin an all-virtual instructional format from Thursday, Oct. 29 through Wednesday, Nov. 4.

This decision stems from continued community spread of COVID-19 in Franklin County.

Students will return to a normal schedule on Thursday, Nov. 5.

This does not affect students who are part of the district’s self-contained Special Education classes at Franklin County High School. They will still report to school on Thursday, Friday and Monday. Students who transport to schools outside of Franklin County will continue with in-person instruction as normal, according to the district.

“Please note that the reason to go completely virtual does not mean that the virus is being transmitted within our schools. In fact, we believe that there has been no transmission while at school since the opening due to the proactive measures in place. The Franklin County community has had a significant rise in cases of COVID-19.”

W. Mark Church, Ph.D., Franklin County Public Schools Division Superintendent

Franklin County School officials are asking increasing numbers of its staff and students to quarantine and teach/learn from home.

For more information regarding the district’s necessity to take this action at this time, click here.

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