LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) St. Thomas More Catholic High School is closing its doors and going virtual due to a rise in COVID-19 cases among its student population.
School officials announced in an email to KLFY that 9 students have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine.
“For the safety of our STM community, we have made this decision in order to mitigate the virus and hopefully reduce the spread,” the email reads. “We feel that one week of virtual learning and one week of the Thanksgiving holidays will minimize the number of cases on campus,” the school division said.
STM students will continue with virtual learning throughout the week and can expect face-to-face instruction to begin again after the Thanksgiving holidays on Monday, Nov. 30.
Students are also advised to check their Moodle page for classroom instruction and assignments, school officials announced.
“This is how attendance will be captured. Students will receive an email with their virtual schedule and further instructions for next week.”