6 schools in Davis School District to close for 2 weeks due to COVID-19


DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) — Six schools in the Davis School District will be closing for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 exposure at each of the schools.

Three additional schools were added to the list as of Thursday, with Viewmont and Bountiful High Schools announcing they will be moving to online learning due to COVID-19 exposure.

According to a news release from Viewmont High School, the school will begin its closure period on Friday, November 13 after over 15 confirmed cases of the virus at the school over the last 2 weeks.

There will be no classes held on November 13 to allow teachers time prepare for the transition, the school said.

In-person classes will resume at Viewmont High on Monday, November 30.

According to a news release from the school, the practice ACT exam for juniors that was scheduled for Friday, November 13 has been postponed due to the closure. A rescheduled date will be announced soon, the school said.

Grab-and-go lunches will be available for Viewmont High students at Centerville Junior High from 10-10:30 am every day throughout the closure.

Bountiful High School will enter a “soft closure” on Friday, November 13 with virtual classes beginning on Monday, November 16. These virtual classes will run through Tuesday, November 24.

All Davis School District schools will be closed from November 25 to November 27 due to Thanksgiving break.

According to a news release from the District, Davis High School, Woods Cross High School, and Shoreline Junior High School will all begin a “soft closure” on Thursday, November 12

There will be no classes held on November 12 in order to allow time for teachers to prepare for the transition to online classes, the District said.

According to a news release from Davis School District, teachers at the schools will be available to answer any questions students may have on Friday, November 13.

Virtual classes will then begin on Monday, November 16, and will run until Tuesday, November 24, with the schools remaining closed through November 25 to November 27 for Thanksgiving break.

The District also said that two schools in the district that have already switched to online learning, Northridge High School and Syracuse High School will remain in “soft closure”, with all students learning remotely until November 19.

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