CINCINNATI — Six more Cincinnati Public Schools will switch to remote learning due to staffing shortages caused by the COVID-19 surge.
CPS announced Wednesday it would allow schools who were affected by the recent COVID-19 surge to switch to remote learning. Two schools initially made the move to remote learning; six more joined the list on Thursday.
The new schools include Walnut Hills High School, Carson School, Gilbert A. Dater High School, Hays-Porter School, Rees E. Price Academy and Rothenburg Academy. Their remote learning for five days begins Friday.
"Due to increased community spread, individual schools may need to shift to remote learning for five consecutive days," a statement from CPS said. "Should remote learning need to be extended, we will alert staff and families and update this page."
The statement said students would receive their instruction via Google Meet sessions with their teachers and materials will be uploaded to Schoology. Attendance for remote sessions is expected and will be taken by teachers and staff.
The school is asking parents to continue monitoring their children for COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing and loss of smell or taste.
Staff who test positive for COVID-19 should call 513-363-0527.
WCPO will continue to update this story and you can also check the district's website here.