Montour H.S. To Start Year In Hybrid Model After COVID Cases

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Due to several cases of COVID-19 in students at Montour High School, the district is implementing a hybrid plan for the first four weeks of the school year at the high school only.

Superintendent Dr. Christopher Stone said in a letter to families that “several students may have contracted or been in close contact with the virus,” resulting in several cases.

Those infected are in quarantine and Stone reports the all symptoms are either very mild or are asymptomatic.

After consulting the Allegheny County Health Department, the district implemented the hybrid option in increase physical distancing.

Between September 1 and October 5. Students will be split into two groups based on last name and will report to classes every other day.

According to Montour’s website, all high school cheerleading activities were suspended after several students may had been exposed to coronavirus.

The American Academy of Pediatrics still advices that it is best for students to be in classrooms, a move a large number of families in the district support.

The hybrid plan at the high school we be reevaluated in the coming weeks in and “attempt to rejoin all of the in-person learners.”

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