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River Bluff High School shifts to e-learning due to COVID surge among staff

Officials say they made the decision based on the school’s percentage of staff who are positive, symptomatic and quarantined.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — River Bluff High School will shift for a week of January 10 due to a surge in COVID-19 among staff.

Officials say they made the decision based on the school’s percentage of staff who are positive, symptomatic and quarantined.

Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022, River Bluff High School will temporarily shift all students from face-to-face instruction to e-learning, according to school officials. 

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Students are tentatively scheduled to come back to school to resume face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, January 18. 

Here is the schedule: 

  • Monday, January 10: Full day of e-learning
  • Tuesday, January 11: Full day of e-learning
  • Wednesday, January 12: Full day of e-learning
  • Thursday, January 13: Half day of e-learning (Previously scheduled half day for students, with dismissal at 12:40 p.m.)
  • Friday, January 14: No school for students (Previously scheduled teacher workday)
  • Monday, January 17: No school for students (Holiday)
  • Tuesday, January 18: Tentatively return to school for face-to-face instruction

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There will be no school-related clubs, sports, activities and/or events from Jan. 10–13. Extracurricular activities will resume on Friday, Jan. 14. 

The school will follow up with additional information, including the plan for exams scheduled for next week. 

Officials say families can pick up no-cost student meals on Monday, January 10 from 11–1 p.m., in the bus loop. 

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