LHS heads to distance learning as second COVID-19 case is confirmed

Lassen High School is transitioning to temporary distance learning following a second positive COVID-19 case.

“Here, recently, we just got done having our second positive case confirmed and we’ve had the chance to go ahead and pull students who had close access and proximity to the students and are quarantining those students,” said LHS Superintendent/ Principal Morgan Nugent during a Facebook Live video posted Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5.

“We are unfortunately going to have a to take a look, though, at having to shut down for a period of time due to the number of cases that we’ve got and the number of students who have been quarantined,” he continued.

Distance learning will begin tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 6.

Nugent added the school will be shutting down for about two weeks, opening back up after Thanksgiving break.

He said a schedule will be sent out and posted to the Lassen High School Facebook page shortly, and added homework is expected to be completed. Students who don’t have Internet access should contact the school for alternate options.

Sports practices are canceled and tryouts have been postponed until the school resumes after Thanksgiving break.

Nugent also stressed the importance for students quarantining to stay at home.

“We don’t want the thing to spread any further with it,” said Nugent during the Facebook Live. “So please, if your child is one of those that are being quarantined, keep them at home.”

Those with questions should email Nugent at morgan.nugent@lassenhigh.org.