SUGAR LAND, TX – Kempner High School has decided to go virtual this week after several staff members were suspected of being exposed to the coronavirus.
The district tweet out a statement saying several staff members tested positive after attending activities outside of school.
Out of precaution, the district decided to transition students to virtual learning. Christmas break begins on December 21.
Fort Bend ISD released this official statement:
“The safety of students and staff remains the Fort Bend ISD’s top priority, and out of an abundance of caution, Kempner High School will shift to online instruction for the week, beginning December 14.
The District made the decision to shift instruction for Kempner after a review of its contact tracing data for the campus showed several positive COVID cases, and staff members who had been exposed to the positive cases were asked to quarantine. The District remains committed to continuing instruction with little to no interruption and to maintaining appropriate staff support for students. The shift to online instruction will allow for learning to continue while maintaining a healthy and safe environment.
Further investigation also shows that the positive cases are a result not of spread on campus, but of interactions and activities held outside the school environment.
Fort Bend ISD will begin its Holiday Break on December 21 and encourages its families and staff to maintain health and safety protocols during this time. Students and staff are encouraged to continue reporting symptoms, exposures, and positive results in the District’s daily wellness screening.”