Onondaga County school switching to remote learning because of Covid-19 cases and quarantines – syracuse.com

Liverpool, N.Y. — Elmcrest Elementary School in the Liverpool Central School District is switching to remote learning starting Friday and ending next Thursday, district officials said.

The change is due to the number of Covid-19 cases and resulting quarantines in the school building, district officials said.

The switch to remote because of Covid-19 cases and quarantines among students appears to be the first this fall in the county.

Elmcrest students will learn remotely Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week, Monday is a day off for students.

The students all have Chromebooks, and teachers will share learning plans with families later today, officials said.

As of Oct. 6, the school reported 29 students and two teachers at Elmcrest Elementary had tested positive for Covid-19, according to the New York State Covid Report Card. That number includes cases reported since Sept. 13. The school has 427 students enrolled.t

Elmcrest has had 114 students in quarantine since the school year started.

The decision to switch to remote was made so the district can pause for a bit and do a deep cleaning, officials said.

As of Oct. 4, the Liverpool district reported on its web site that 352 students from all its schools were in quarantine. Ten district staff members were also in quarantine as of that date.

Overall, the Liverpool school district reports 158 students, 13 teachers and one staff member have tested positive since school began. The district enrollment is 6,745.

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