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Port Barre Middle and High School to Turn to Virtual Learning After Several Students and Staff Members Test Positive for COVID

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Port Barre Middle and High School will begin virtual learning Thursday August 26, 2021 due to several students and staff members testing positive for COVID-19.

Posted: Aug 24, 2021 3:11 PM
Updated: Aug 24, 2021 3:35 PM

PORT BARRE, La. - Port Barre Middle and High School will begin virtual learning Thursday August 26, 2021 due to several students and staff members testing positive for COVID-19.

The school announced on Facebook the decision was made to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all community members.

To read the full letter sent out to parents and staff see below:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This week, the St. Landry Parish School District and Port Barre High School (PBHS) learned that a few staff members and students at PBHS and PBMS tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the PBHS and PBMS campus will be closed to students at the end of the day tomorrow, August 25th.

We are taking this precautionary measure to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all community members.
During this time, all students will receive remote instruction. PBHS and PBMS staff members not affected by quarantining or the virus will be working virtually from school.

Virtual learning will begin Thursday, August 26, 2021, and in-person learning will tentatively resume on September 7th, contingent on what the data tells us about the number of COVID-19 cases in the Port Barre area.

Your child will need to be logged into their teachers' Google Classrooms to receive instruction daily during this time. Teachers will provide student login information through the student's school email or letters tomorrow.

Chromebook loan agreement forms are being sent home today and need to be returned tomorrow for students to receive their devices tomorrow at school.
For more information go to https://docs.google.com/.../1i908-OWv.../edit...

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