Waukesha South HS transitions to virtual learning, about 150 students quarantined

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha South High School switched to virtual learning Monday, Oct. 26, due to positive COVID-19 cases. 

About 150 South High School students are currently in quarantine, according to the district's COVID dashboard.

"They have had a high number of quarantines in both their students and their staff was ticking upwards," said Superintendent Jim Sebert. "We had a number of students and staff that would be eligible to return later this week so we thought that’s probably a nice time for us, to what would equate to a 10 day break."

Sebert said they are on a short week this week for staff development. 

The district says "a few" members of the South High School football team are included in this number. The game was canceled on Friday as a result. Sebert says they also won't be playing this Friday. 

South HS is schedule to return for face-to-face learning on Nov. 3.

Both Hadfield Elementary School and Prairie Elementary School also recently transitioned to virtual learning due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. 

Hadfield is set to return to in-person instruction on Nov. 2, and Prairie will return on Nov. 6.

The Mequon-Thiensville School District announced Monday that Homestead High School was going virtual Tuesday, October 27. A statement from the district said in part:

"Distance learning for all Homestead students will last until at least Monday, November 2. The District has indicated that a return to on campus learning will depend on information from the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department, the school’s ability to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, and the availability of students and staff members.

The school will provide regular updates to families as administrators continue to monitor the situation."

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