Hancock High to close for 2 weeks; students switch to virtual learning

Hancock High School is dismissing at 11:30 a.m. today and will be closed for 14 days as a precaution, officials said in a press release.

According to the state Department of Health, the high school last week had 9 students and 2 teachers quarantined for exposure.

The school district, which closed South Hancock Elementary on Monday, said the move was made to prevent any additional positive cases of COVID.

Teachers and staff will report to work each to insure that learning continues during the school shutdown.

“Although this is unfortunate, we have procedures already in place to continue teaching and learning; these measures include our recent Chromebook distribution and instructional tools such as Google Classroom, Go Guardian, and more,” school officials said on a Facebook post.

Parents were contacted about the early dismissal and school closing through a telephone call out. Students who cannot be picked up after early dismissal will be sent to the gym where they will be socially distanced until they can be picked up.

“As always, the safety of our students and employees are of utmost importance to us,” school district officials said in a press release. “We appreciate the support of our parents and community as we work to keep everyone as safe as possible during this time.”

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