Wharton Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Michael O’Guin Sr. announced this morning that all district campuses will switch to remote learning effective at 4 p.m. today through Nov. 29.
“Due to the recent rise in cases of influenza and COVID-19, coupled with seasonal allergies, we are experiencing a slight uptick in the number of students and employees who are having to quarantine or self-isolate,” O’Guin stated, adding it is a precautionary measure as the district continues to prioritize the health and safety of its students and staff.
The school will resume as normal with both remote and face-to-face learning on Monday, Nov. 30, according to the district.
All daily extracurricular activities are allowed to continue as planned with practices as long as district protocols are followed.
“Our mission of providing our students with quality instructions each day has not changed because of this temporary change,” O’Guin stated. “Please know this decision was not made lightly. We understand how disappointing and disruptive this decision can be for families. However, in following with state guidelines, this decision was determined to be necessary as a preventative health measure.”
For more information, contact your child’s campus principal for clarification of the expectations of this temporary change for the remainder of the week or visit the district’s website.