Preble Shawnee Schools report 5 COVID-19 cases, 9th-12th graders go to remote learning

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Anthony Baker | The Register-Herald

Preble Shawnee Local School District Board of Education members voted to close West Elkton Intermediate School and house fifth and sixth grade students at the district’s Junior and Senior High facility during a special meeting held Thursday, July 2.

PREBLE COUTNY, Ohio (WDTN) – Preble Shawnee Local Schools has updated the number of students who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The school now confirms 5 students have tested in a post on its website.

The district said the five students were involved in extra-curricular activities and the number of students and staff who would be required to quarantine is very high, which would’ve caused a staffing issue with grades 9 through 12.

For that reason, students in those grades will mow learn remotely for the next two weeks.

The school says staff will be on-site each day and students will be required to log into their Google classrooms daily.

Grades Pre-K through 8th grade will continue as normal.

It comes after a staff member tested positive on Wednesday. All positive cases are in the Preble Shawnee Junior Senior High School. The school says it is working with Preble County Public Health on contact tracing.

The high school did have to cancel the playoff football game against Versailles High School on Saturday, according to a Facebook post. Right now it is not known if the students or staff member who tested positive are on or tied to the football team.

Versailles High School will now advance onto the next round of the playoffs.

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