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Wabash County Schools Return to Remote Learning Following Increase in COVID-19 Cases

Mount Carmel is seeing a cluster of new COVID-19 cases after a “mini-prom” held earlier this month had teens trading more than dance partners.

Now, after just a few days of in-person classes, school leaders are sending students home.

A public statement regarding remote learning status released by Superintendant Chuck Bleyer says…

Due to the increasing positivity rates of COVID-19 and the subsequent quarantines and isolations of residents of the community, Wabash CUSD #348 will move immediately into remote learning status. This decision was not made lightly and did take into consideration numerous factors. The first and foremost factor was the safety and well being of our community.

In addition to the immediate transition to remote learning, there will be a pause in all athletics.

As for breakfast and lunch, the District will begin providing those meals similarly to the procedure in the springtime.

The building principals will be delivering building specific information that will outline remote learning procedures. Additionally, the teachers will be reaching out to students and parents on their expectations.

Unfortunately, we did not foresee this rapid return to remote learning. This has never been the goal of the District, and we are committed to returning to in-person instruction as soon as possible. When the time comes to return to in-person instruction, the community will be given at ample notice for preparations.

We are also sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but the circumstances at this time make it necessary.

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