Terre Haute North, West Vigo High School move to remote learning

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VIGO CO., Ind. (WTWO/ WAWV) — Terre Haute North and West Vigo High School will move to remote learning starting Thursday. This is due to concerns about contact tracing high school cases.

“This is the second very high day in a row for cases in Vigo County,” Bill Riley, director of communications for VCSC, said. “We don’t like what we’re seeing when we go to contact trace these high school cases right now because of the number of cases inside our community.”

Terre Haute South High School moved to remote learning earlier Wednesday morning. VCSC said the district has seen success with week-long remote learning at schools with high numbers of quarantines, such as Meadows Elementary and Woodrow Wilson Middle School.

“We’re pleading with our community to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 during this period of remote learning,” stated Riley. “Wear a mask in public, keep your distance, and avoid social activities with people outside of your household.”

Students may stop by either school during school hours to retrieve necessary materials and Chromebooks. Students may pick up a free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at each school from 11 a.m.-noon. Staff members who are able to report to the building will be on campus during normal school hours.

Teachers will communicate daily with all students to take attendance and to provide specific guidance about remote learning lessons. WiFi-enabled buses will be deployed in each school’s area and a list of those buses will be available later today at vigoschools.org.

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