OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The principal of an Omaha Public Schools elementary says students and teachers will move to remote-only learning until Monday following the discovery of seven positive COVID-19 cases in an eight-day period.
Families with students at Highland Elementary School, located 2625 Jefferson St, were notified of the change in a letter sent by Principal Kerri Murtaugh. The letter told families the school will need to shut down to mitigate virus spread and undergo deep cleaning procedures.
During that time, "yellow cohort students will attend live remote instruction all day," and "blue group and remote learners" will have the option to stay on after the morning meeting or access on-demand lessons as planned.
For those who rely on school meals, the Meals2Go program will offer school lunches from 9:30am-10:30am at Indian Hill, Gilder or other nearby elementary schools says Principal Murtaugh. If students are not present, report cards or other forms of identification may be required to receive the meals.
A return for blue group (A-K) students is planned on Monday, Nov. 2 and other changes will be communicated if necessary.
You can read a full copy of the letter below: