“Mid-week next week, we will evaluate and share with families plans for the week of Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30,” Kronour said in a statement posted on the district’s websiteon Thursday. “Please be prepared for the possibility of continued virtual learning or hybrid learning the week of Oct. 26.”
Kronour added that athletics and activities at Kenton Ridge and Northridge will remain suspended at this time and will be re-evaluated this week.
Rolling Hills Elementary, South Vienna Elementary, and Northeastern Middle and High School will return to hybrid learning through Friday, Oct. 30.
Group A, last names A-K, will attend school in-person on Monday and Tuesday and use virtual learning on Wednesday through Friday, Kronour said. Group B, last names L-Z, will attend school in-person on Thursday and Friday and use virtual learning Monday through Wednesday.
“At the end of this two week period of hybrid learning, we will evaluate and share with families plans beginning on Monday, Nov. 2,” Kronour said.
Kronour added that Northeastern athletics and activities will continue at during time.
According to Northeastern’s COVID-19 dashboard, as of Monday, the district reported 27 total positive cases, nine probable cases and 304 total current quarantined cases.
Kenton Ridge had 19 confirmed cases, six probable cases and 237 current quarantined cases. Northridge had six confirmed cases, three probable cases and 81 current quarantined cases. It’s unclear which of those cases are students and which are staff members.
“We appreciate your support and patience as we work to provide healthy learning environments and limit the spread of illness in our schools and community,” he said.
The district transitioned from hybrid learning to in-person learning four days a week for students who did not choose the virtual option on Sept. 21. The district planned to continue that model through winter break, but decided to transition three schools to virtual learning after the outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
Ohio Department of Health, Clark County Combined Health District and the Northeastern school district held a free pop-up testing clinic on Friday as a result of the outbreak at Kenton Ridge and Northridge and an increase in cases in Moorefield Twp.