The district has used a hybrid model, combining face-to-face learning and online classes. Some students will return to face-to-face classes on Monday.
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – The Hanover area school district suspended face-to-face classes for the rest of the week.
The district has used a hybrid model, combining face-to-face learning and online classes.
The superintendent said classes would be remote for the rest of the week after 10 people tested positive and more than 80 had to be quarantined.
“It’s been difficult. My girls definitely learn better in person when they come back for a week, they definitely do a lot better with personal learning,” said mom Michele Ponko.
Some students will return to face-to-face classes on Monday.
Parents said that shuttling between shutdowns has been difficult for children.
“I am sorry for the children. I really feel, they are missing out on education. There are some issues that we, the parents, do not even understand and it is difficult ”, said mother Holly Hartley.
The Hawkeyes in the Hanover area are not alone; Penn State University is also seeing an increase in the number of cases.
About 150 people tested positive on the main campus last week.
The university continues with hybrid learning there.
The state recently issued new orientation for schools to safely return to face-to-face learning.
He recommends that only municipalities with low transmission rates consider face-to-face classes.
“We must stay focused as we continue to move forward together. We are certainly not out of danger yet, but we are very close,” said Noe Ortega, acting secretary of the State Department of Education.
The school district in the Hanover area will thoroughly clean all schools before returning to hybrid classes on Monday.