Posted by on November 21, 2020 3:52 am

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Minersville Area School District announced Wednesday that it’ll be going to a full virtual classroom schedule for 2 weeks, starting this coming Monday.

The full virtual schedule runs from Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Dec. 4.

In a letter from Minersville Area Superintendent Carl McBreen, he writes, “Please know that this can be extended if needed.”

Minersville Area Schools Going Full Virtual for 2 Weeks

McBreen says the school district is changing to a full virtual schedule not because of any disclosed cases of COVID-19 within the Minersville Area School District but because of the rising number of reported positive cases of COVID-19 in Schuylkill County.

“The hope was that the numbers would begin to decrease,” McBreen writes. “That is not the case. In fact, our numbers have been rising exponentially. The need to be ready to change course has come to fruition.”

Minersville Area says it will continue to distribute meals for students from the High School loading dock. Meals ill be distributed from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on:

  • Monday, Nov. 23
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1
  • Thursday, Dec. 3

Those meals will include food for days when there won’t be pickups.

Minersville joins other Schuylkill County school districts in going to a full-virtual format, at least temporarily, during the 2020-21 school term.

Recently, Blue Mountain closed its Middle School and its High School at separate times. Tri-Valley closed its High School. Saint Clair Area went full virtual, too. North Schuylkill announced it’ll take a week off and go full virtual for a week after Thanksgiving.

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