Blankner School shifts to online learning after positive COVID-19 results

Everyone who is under quarantine orders have been notified

Students in multiple grade levels at an Orange County school will shift to online learning after school officials say six people tested positive for COVID-19.

Students in multiple grade levels at an Orange County school will shift to online learning after school officials say six people tested positive for COVID-19.

Orange County Public Schools informed parents at Blankner School that all 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade students are pivoting to LaunchED@Home.

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In a phone call to parents, Blankner School Principal Junella Kreil said all individuals and parents of children who have been identified as having been in close contact with a positive case have been notified after contact tracing was completed.

“At this time, there are a total of six COVID-19 cases, four of which resulted in 54 quarantines in the school,” Orange County Public Schools said in a news release. “Those grade levels began LaunchED@Home instruction Wednesday, Nov. 4, and continue through Tuesday, Nov. 10, with a return to campus on Wednesday, Nov. 11.”

While learning from home, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and staff will not be allowed to participate in any school events or activities, school officials with OCPS said.

“During this time the entire campus will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected,” OCPS added.

The school added that if any students are in need of curbside meals, they can be picked up at school Monday, Nov. 9 and brought home.