Rolling Hills Elementary experiencing staff shortage, moving to virtual learning

Rolling Hills Elementary in the Northeastern Local School District will be using virtual learning this week due to staff shortages, according to a post on the district’s website.

“Due to a staffing shortage, Rolling Hills Elementary students will learn remotely this week, Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 4,” the post stated.

The staffing shortage is due to coronavirus-related isolations and quarantines, according to the district’s communications coordinator Megan Anthony.

The district will reevaluate staffing levels at the end of this week, and communicate with families on how the school will proceed at that time.

The rest of the district will continue to attend school using hybrid learning through winter break, which begins on Dec. 21.

“After careful consideration of the current circumstances, the Board of Education and Administration determined that full-time in-person learning is not feasible at this time. This is also in line with the Clark County Combined Health District’s recommendation to schools to continue in their current learning model,” according to another post on the district’s website.

The district stated that they are also encouraging parents to prepare for the move to full remote learning if Clark County moves to Level 4, or purple, on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, or if the district does not have enough staff to operate the school day.

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