Fletcher Middle Faculty moves to online classes as COVID-19 quarantines increase

JACKSONVILLE Seaside, Fla. – Duncan U. Fletcher Center University in Jacksonville Seaside has decided to shift its courses online thanks to the large variety of college students needing to quarantine as a consequence of lively COVID-19 cases, the faculty introduced Wednesday.

In accordance to a information posted on the school’s internet site, the change to on line instruction will get started Thursday and very last right up until Sept. 2.

“The closure also usually means all extracurricular routines, like athletics and arts events, are suspended throughout this time,” the concept states. “These functions will resume when college returns to usual, in-particular person instruction on Sept. 2.”

Students will log on to their classes by Microsoft Teams at the standard to start with period time of 9:30 a.m., the school explained.

In accordance to the DCPS COVID-19 dashboard, the college experienced a complete of 36 conditions including 35 pupils and just one personnel member as of Wednesday night. The school claimed 3 new circumstances for the working day. There were eight scenarios added a day prior.


It was not quickly obvious how quite a few students and instructors are at present in quarantine.

Fletcher Middle University moves to on line courses as COVID-19 quarantines increase

“On behalf of the management, instructors and staff members at Fletcher Middle, we will carry on to work to make the on-line knowledge the finest it can be and glance forward to regathering as a college neighborhood on September 2nd,” principal Joe McKenzie explained in a message to mothers and fathers.

The school stated that the mother and father of any learners who do not have the requisite equipment for digital finding out to call the college during operating hours on Thursday at (904)247-5929.

The increase in situations is a person of the factors the Duval County School Board on Monday voted to impose a mask mandate for all students who never have a be aware from a medical professional.

Lexi Sandven reported she is the parent of a Fletcher Middle University college student. She hopes the new mandate will enable.

“My daughter has informed me that college commenced with a whole lot of young ones sporting masks, and it has waned off since then. And a large amount of young ones aren’t sporting masks any more, so I am grateful that they are heading to mandate it again,” she reported.


Previous week, the district announced it would get started closing elementary school lecture rooms for two to seven times if there is much more than a person positive case in a classroom within just a week’s time.

The faculty will become the 2nd in Duval County to shut down owing to COVID-19 linked problems two months into the 2021-2022 school calendar year.

On Tuesday, thanks to the range of optimistic COVID-19 conditions at Baldwin Center-Senior Significant College and resulting close-contacts exceeding the 20% threshold, Duval County General public Colleges shifted the faculty to on the web learning on Wednesday.

There are a total of 1,064 described COVID-19 cases throughout Duval County public educational institutions.

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