COVID has Lakeside going virtual

Students at Lakeside High School will be attending classes virtually beginning Thursday (Jan. 6) and continuing through Monday, Jan. 10 due to an increased number of COVID-19 related cases among the student and staff population.

Webster Parish Superintendent of Schools Johnny Rowland issued the order in a letter dated Jan. 5. Rowland said notification would be coming on Jan. 10 on whether the order to transition to virtual instruction would continue or be lifted.

“During this time, students are expected to log on to their Google Classroom and participate in instruction,” the letter stated. “Your child’s teacher(s) will post all necessary information regarding class times, recorded videos and instruction in his/her Google Classroom by 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6.”

In the letter, Rowland said the district’s “Grab and Go” meal system will continue, with meals being served from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Persons coming to the school to obtain a meal are being asked to remain in their vehicle and school food service workers will deliver the meal. The “Grab and Go” service is in effect this week only.

“We strongly encourage you to follow current CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines and protocols during this school closure so that we can re-open school and continue with our school year in a safe manner,” Rowland wrote. 

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