Springfield middle school returns to the classroom after 2 weeks of virtual learning

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Hayward Middle School students returned to the classroom on Monday after two weeks of virtual learning, according to the district’s spokesperson.

The middle school moved to a virtual format on Sept. 21 after a positive case of COVID-19 was identified in a student on Sept. 18, Springfield City School District’s spokesperson Cherie Moore said.

The district planned to have students return to the classroom on Sept. 28, but instead, the district decided to continue with online instruction through Oct. 2.

Clark County Combined Health District Commissioner Charles Patterson said previously SCSD made the decision to continue with virtual learning for a second week because of staffing shortages due to the number of quarantined staff members.

No students or staff members had tested positive for the COVID-19 at Hayward Middle School, but two students and one staff member were quarantined, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2.

Last week, the district reported two positive students and 25 quarantined and 10 staff members, were quarantined for the week of Sept. 21-25.

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