Falls schools extend remote learning

Staff report

NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls Exempted School District has extended the remote learning for all students through today after school officials reported earlier this week there were a few positive COVID-19 cases and 45 students on quarantine because they may have been exposed to an infected person.

The students went on all-remote learning Tuesday and were scheduled to return to class Thursday, but officials decided over concerns for safety students will not return to in-person learning until Monday.

School officials stated on the district website that junior high and high school in-person learners will take their state tests next week when they return.

High school Principal John Crowder said a planned “Senior Day of Service,” in which high school seniors do projects in the community, was to have been held this week and will be moved to early May.

All junior high athletics are postponed until Monday, as well. There also will be no after-school programs at the elementary or middle school today.

If any elementary / middle students need to retrieve materials or their Chromebooks, the office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

“COVID has been around for over a year, but it seems like an eternity,” said Board of Education President Amie Crowder.



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