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Williamsport high school goes remote

Expects Dec. 1 return

Due to an increase in cases of COVID-19, the Williamsport Area School District announced Wednesday that students in grades 9-12 at the high school will temporarily move to full remote instruction for the next two days. The high school is expected to re-open for five-day in-person instruction Dec. 1. Although the temporary move to remote affects only students in grades 9-12, all students in the district will be off until Dec. l because of a scheduled Thanksgiving break.

All athletics and extracurricular activities are also suspended for Nov. 19 and 20.

In a statement issued by the district, the administration said that the decision was made due to multiple cases over the past several days and two new positive cases on Wednesday.

“This decision was made in consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health,” the district stated.

Students at the high school had returned to in-person instruction Nov. 9.

While in remote instruction, students will be expected to log in to the remote platform, Schoology, according to their regular academic schedule, starting at 7:40 a.m. and ending at 2:25 p.m. The statement from the district emphasized that students will be held responsible for all assignments and any lapse in attendance.

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