UPDATE: Grove City Area School District has reported several more cases since this article was published on Nov. 11.
Remote instruction for all students will start on Monday, Nov. 16, and remain in place through Friday, Dec. 4.
Updates can be found at www.grovecity.k12.pa.us and on the district's Facebook page.
GROVE CITY – Hillview Elementary School students in Grove City are using remote instruction this week following more cases of COVID-19.
A Nov. 7 letter sent to parents from Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Finch and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Josh Weaver says a Hillview employee tested positive for the virus.
That combined with two Hillview students who tested positive last week led to the decision to hold distance learning Nov. 9 through 13.
Hillview students are expected to check their teachers’ Google pages, assigned Google Classrooms, and school emails.
There will also be live instruction. Times are listed on the letter, which can be found at www.grovecity.k12.pa.us under “COVID-19 Communications.”
The district continues to follow safety and cleaning procedures provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in an effort to prevent additional spread of the virus, according to the letter.
The Hillview building will undergo additional cleaning and disinfecting, and extra-curricular activities will be postponed at this time.
Also, students are advised to practice social distancing outside of school settings to help with preventative measures.
Previous letters indicate that since the end of October, additional virus cases have been reported: one middle school student and four students/employees at the high school.
The high school held remote classes Nov. 2 through 4, and extra-curricular activities were postponed.