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Middletown High School shifts to remote learning

Updated: Dec. 2, 2020 at 10:44 PM EST
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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - Middletown High School will move to fully remote learning beginning Thursday, according to District Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr.

The move is due to “a recent increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases” in the Middletown area and “the high number of student and staff COVID-19 quarantines,” Styles said in a statement to parents Wednesday.

Thursday through Dec. 18, all high-school students will have fully remote classes, Styles says.

After the holiday break, students will return in a hybrid model: A-L surname students in-person Monday and Tuesday; M-Z surname students in-person Thursday and Friday.

The first day back from break is Jan. 5.

According to the district’s COVID-19 tracker, Middletown High School has six positive cases, five of those being students.

An additional 40 students and five staff members are quarantining.

“While we are disappointed that we must close our building, we are pleased with the progress our students have made so far this school year,” Styles said. “Because our students were recently learning five-days remotely, we expect the transition to be smooth. Our teachers will be reaching out to students and parents to provide further details about our next steps.”

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