Some schools temporarily move to remote learning for COVID-related reasons

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Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 4:51 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Some school administrators have announced changes to in-person classes because of COVID-19-related reasons.

Schools with changes currently include: Audubon, Crestworth Elementary, Dufrocq Elementary School, Impact Charter School, LaSalle Elementary Schools, McKinley Middle School, and Southdowns Pre-K Center.

Changes for Audubon and LaSalle Elementary Schools:

The following is a press release from East Baton Rouge School System:

This morning, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System was notified of several positive COVID-19 cases at Audubon, Bernard Terrace, and LaSalle Elementary Schools. Out of an abundance of caution, the district has made the difficult decision to transition the schools to remote learning effective Jan. 11. The students will return to in-person learning on Jan. 18.

During this period of remote learning, the impacted classrooms will be closed for deep cleaning and students will receive instruction through Google Classroom. The district will continue to consult with Health Centers in Schools, the Louisiana Department of Health, and other local officials for additional guidance.

The school system will continue to utilize proven mitigation efforts, including mask-wearing; deep cleaning and sanitizing of rooms; frequent handwashing; employee and staff testing; improved air-filtration systems; and other proven mitigation efforts.

Changes for Crestwood Elementary School:

The following information comes from a news release from the East Baton Rouge School System:

his morning, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System was notified of several positive COVID-19 cases at Crestworth elementary school. Out of an abundance of caution, the district has made the difficult decision to transition the schools to remote learning effective Jan. 13. The students will return to in-person learning on Jan. 18.

Changes for Dufrocq Elementary School:

The following is a press release from East Baton Rouge School System:

Dufrocq Elementary School will also go virtual starting today, January 10. Staff and students will return on January 13.

Changes for Impact Charter School:

The following is a statement from the principal of Impact Charter School:

Impact Charter school will close for virtual instruction Thursday and Friday due to COVID concerns and school disinfecting.  Students and staff return Tuesday, January 18, after the MLK holiday.

Southdowns Pre-K Center and McKinley Middle School

The following is a press release from East Baton Rouge School System:

This morning, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System was notified of several positive COVID-19 cases at Southdowns Pre-K Center and McKinley Middle School. Out of an abundance of caution, the district has made the difficult decision to transition the schools to remote learning, effective Wednesday, Jan. 12. The students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Magnolia Woods Elementary School’s students and staff returned to campus today after moving to virtual learning on Jan. 6.

During this period of remote learning, the impacted classrooms will be closed for deep cleaning and students will receive instruction through Google Classroom. The district will continue to consult with health centers in schools, the Louisiana Department of Health, and other local officials for additional guidance.

“Our thoughts are with the families impacted by the virus. We have the staff’s and students’ health and safety on our minds during these times. We are not taking these decisions lightly as we prioritize the health of everyone in the parish. Please, we ask everyone to do their part in reducing the spread of COVID-19,” said School Superintendent Sito Narcisse, Ed. D.

The school system will continue to utilize proven mitigation efforts, including mask-wearing; deep cleaning and sanitizing of rooms; frequent handwashing; employee and staff testing; improved air-filtration systems; and other proven mitigation efforts.

We will release virtual learning transitions information daily as applicable to the parish.

Find more information, go to the EBRPSS Safe Reopening Plan on our website and the EBR Schools Facebook page (@EBRPschools).

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