Lebanon High School will transition to mandatory virtual learning beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, and lasting until Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The move was announced by Superintendent Dr. Arthur Abrom in a letter to student families on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The letter informs parents and guardians that the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Health recommend schools in counties with a “Moderate” level of COVID-19 cases and two to four known positive cases close for a period of five to seven days.

“We conducted an internal investigation and consulted the medical experts at WellSpan GSH Hospital and our recommendation is to transition to virtual learning for all students at Lebanon High School,” said Dr. Abrom in the letter.

A similar letter had been sent to parents of Northwest Elementary students earlier this month when that school went temporarily virtual-only from Oct. 2 to Oct. 7.

Extracurricular activities during this period have been postponed.

“Here at Lebanon School District, we will continue to do everything possible to keep our students, faculty and staff as safe as possible,” said Abrom in the letter. “We cannot monitor or control the actions outside of our buildings.”

“We need your help as parents, students, community members, friends and colleagues, to make sure we are doing everything in our power outside-of-school to stay safe, so we can enjoy all that in-person school provides. We are all in this together!”

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