Due to a recent spike of cases of COVID-19, Burlington High School will be remote for the week of April 12.
“Over the last week we have seen 10 cases of Covid-19 impacting Burlington High School students,” the administration said in a letter to parents. “Prior to last week, we only had 25 cases at BHS all year. This rise in cases has also caused the number of students on quarantine to grow to 130 in just a few days. Given this dramatic upward trend, we will be moving Burlington High School to remote learning for all students for the week of April 12.”
Administration added that all athletic practices and games will be canceled next week as well. More details will be forthcoming from the Athletic Director.
The rise in cases will also impact when the school will fully reopen for full-day classes five days a week.
“Given that the week of April 19th is spring break, we will delay the full return of the high school or the combining of the cohorts until Monday, May 3rd in case our high school numbers continue to rise,” the letter states.
In the meantime, School Superintendent Eric Conti says everyone should remain vigilant against the spread of the virus.
“Please remember that the pandemic is not over and that there are more contagious variants of the virus in our area,” he said. “Please practice caution over spring break and I would encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as you are able.”