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Some Center Grove schools moving to blended model because of COVID-19 spike

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 19:01:40-05

GREENWOOD — Students in middle and high school at Center Grove Community School Corp. schools will have no school on Tuesday and then move to a blended model through Thanksgiving break, the district said Monday.

The change from in-person learning to the blended model was precipitated by a spike in COVID-19 cases, the district said.

The district said no changes are currently planned to the in-person learning at the elementary schools.

"As we shared with you last week, Johnson County has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases over the last few weeks," the district said in a statement. "Center Grove's numbers did not reflect that increase as of Thursday, Nov. 5. That changed this weekend. Center Grove had seven positive cases reported on Saturday and Sunday. As of late this afternoon, we have had another six positive cases reported. More than 80 high school and middle school students were identified as having close contact last week to those who have tested positive. The quarantines have also impacted our staff."

Middle and high school students will have e-learning on Wednesday and will begin the blended model on Thursday, where students attend school in-person two days a week and have e-learning the other three days. Students have already been informed which groups they are in.

During the blended schedule, spectators for extracurricular activities and athletics will be limited to only parents of participants.