Harrisville shifts to fully remote learning due to COVID-19

Harrisville shifts to fully remote learning due to COVID-19
High school students at Harrisville (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Harrisville Central School District is switching to remote learning for all students through November 16.

The district made the announcement Wednesday on its website.

Superintendent Rob Finster said a member of the Board of Education tested positive for COVID-19, which may affect certain staff and students.

“In order to protect the health and safety of everyone in our school community, we will be pivoting to remote instruction for all students until Monday, November 16th, while staff and students seek testing and contact tracing is completed,” he wrote in a message to the community. “I can assure you that if you or your child have come in contact with the positive individual, you will be contacted directly by Lewis County Department of Public Health.”

Finster said some school staff and students may be put under mandatory quarantine as a result of contact tracing.

All CTE and out of district special education students will also be fully remote during this time period.

Free meals will be available for pick-up at school on Mondays for people who fill out a form on the district’s website.

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