Cape Central High School to go virtual due to COVID-19 cases

Updated: Oct. 28, 2020 at 1:51 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Cape Central High School will go all-virtual for about a week due to COVID-19 cases.

According to the school board, they will do home instruction for one week as a precaution.

They said the decision was made due to an uptick in cases from the community requiring students and staff members to quarantine.

According to Superintendent Dr. Neil Glass, more than 10 percent of the high school students are in quarantine.

It applies to CHS only starting on Monday, November 2 through Friday, Nov. 6.

This means high school students will not return until Monday, Nov. 9.

“I just want to make sure that all our parents know that their children are safe. If they were in contact with a positive case, they’ve been notified. This really is about just quarantining students, and it’s a matter of we just didn’t have enough students to justify coming face-to-face," said Dr. Neil Glass.

Cape Central Athletic Director Tyson Moyers said the home game against De Soto was canceled.

According to Dr. Neil Glass, superintendent of Cape Girardeau Public Schools, they had to forfeit the game because of positive COVID-19 cases. He said all other sports can practice and play in games throughout the next week.

CTC is not impacted and continue as normal.

“There’s no cause for alarm. We just need to take this action to make sure that we’re doing the best thing that we can for our students. We’ll get through this relatively quickly and be back to school as usual," said Dr. Glass.

“Teachers at CHS have been working very hard with students to help condition them so that they are prepared to continue learning in the event that we had to move to virtual learning at any point this school year," school leaders said in a release. "We feel confident that our students and staff will be able to work together to continue the learning process during this next week, even with students not at school.”

Students will be expected to log onto classes through Zoom. Attendance will be taken. They will also be expected to check email twice daily at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. You can click here for more information under "Alternative Method of Instruction beginning on page 4.

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