Some Richmond, Diamond View cohorts move to temporary distance learning

Two local schools moved some students into temporary distance learning this week after there were some positive COVID-19 cases reported.

On Thursday, Richmond Elementary and Diamond View Middle School announced the temporary transition for some of its students.

For Richmond Elementary, as a result of a positive staff member test, both the first and second grade cohorts made the transition, with students moving to distance learning from Friday, Jan. 22 through Monday, Feb. 1.

“One of our staff members has tested positive for COVID-19 as of this morning. As a result of this positive COVID-19 case, we are required to move our first  and second grade cohort to distance learning until Monday, Feb. 1, when students will be allowed to return,” read the Thursday, Jan. 21 announcement from Richmond Superintendent/ Principal Sabrina Greiten. “Because of our privacy laws, we will not be able to disclose anything else about the individual who has tested positive. However, if your son/daughter is required to quarantine, per Lassen County Public Health, you will be notified later today.”

Also on Thursday, Diamond View Middle School announced its seventh grade purple cohort would also be moving to distance learning from Friday, Jan. 22 to Feb. 5.

Last week, Diamond View Middle School transition two different cohorts, the sixth grade yellow and the seventh grade orange, to temporary distance learning. The yellow and orange cohorts are in distance learning to Jan. 27.