Osceola County K-8 school shifts to digital learning after multiple COVID-19 cases

247 students in quarantine as of Aug. 16

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Following multiple COVID-19 cases among staff and students, the Celebration K-8 school will move to digital-only learning starting Wednesday, according to a news release.

All students will move to at-home learning Wednesday through the remainder of the school week and return to face-to-face learning Monday. There are approximately 1,600 students enrolled at Celebration K-8, according to the school district.

“Students and staff who have been identified as having possible direct contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 are being notified directly,” according to a statement. “The school day will continue as scheduled today with regular car and bus dismissal this afternoon.”

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Laptops and hotspots will be available for students who need them. Parents can fill out a form on the school’s website to request devices.

Parents and students who need assistance can call the district’s Digital Learning Support Hotline at 407-870-4037.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for students on all three days from 10-10:30 a.m. at the school drive-thru.

According to the most recent Osceola County Public School system COVID-19 data from Aug. 16, 247 students at Celebration K-8 were in quarantine and 52 students were COVID positive. Additionally, one school staff member was also in quarantine.