• James Townsend

Portland High School to go remote November 16th through 20th


Portland High School will move to remote learning next week, November 16th through 20th. The change is for the high school only and all other buildings will remain with in-person learning.


In an email to parents, Superintendent William Heath said, "COVID quarantines have had a significant impact on our staff levels and we are at the point where we need a week before resuming in-person instruction."


Heath's email also stated, "Unfortunately, we are in a position now that our High School is critically short on staff and we need to move to remote education for next week, November 16th through the 20th.  We will be back in session on Monday, November 23rd.  This move to remote will allow us to not only focus on remote education at the High School but also allow our non-teaching staff and substitutes to support the other buildings so that they can remain in person."


The high school has had multiple students test positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days.


In a separate email sent to high school parents, Principal Jamie DeWitt said, "We remain focused on providing high quality instruction - no matter where we participate from. This is a temporary shift due to staffing concerns. PHS will still have classes on Friday 11/13."


 

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