LHS moves to distance learning for three days, split schedule

Following an increase of COVID-19 cases, Lassen High School is moving to distance learning for three days, followed by a split schedule starting Wednesday, Jan. 20.

“I regret that we are having to do this, but we have over 100 kids now that are on the quarantine list, and around six kids now who have COVID. So we’re going to shut down for a little bit of time, but we’ll be back operational here shortly,” said Morgan Nugent, Lassen High School Superintendent/Principal, during a Facebook Live video Wednesday.

For the A/B split schedule, on one day, half the students will be coming to class with the other half coming on the next day. The distance learning and split schedule will have the start time of 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. Nugent said this split schedule might continue through January and February.

He said students would receive an email within 48 hours letting them know what schedule they’ll be on, and parents would be receiving an Aeries Communication with further information.

If students don’t have access to Internet or have limited access, they can still ride the bus to school, and students will be in the gym with computers and lunch.

“If your kids have other needs as well, please make sure that they go ahead and come to school,” Nugent said during the live video.