Several Gibson Co. schools going virtual; Gibson Southern turns to hybrid schedule

Several Gibson Co. schools going virtual; Gibson Southern turns to hybrid schedule

GIBSON CO., Ind. (WFIE) - School officials in Gibson County announced Sunday that numerous schools will be going virtual this week.

According to Wood Memorial officials, Oakland City Elementary School, Wood Memorial Junior High School and Wood Memorial High School will switch to off-campus virtual learning.

They say students will return to campus on September 21.

Students at Barton Township Elementary School and Francisco Elementary School will still be on campus and not in virtual mode.

Leaders did not give a reason in the post as to why students wouldn’t be returning to classrooms this week.

Students at Gibson Southern High School will go to a hybrid model this week.

Many schools are using that system. One group will go on Monday and Wednesday while the second group goes on Tuesday and Thursday, and all students will go virtual on Friday. Those groups are based on students' last names.

South Gibson officials made the decision to move students to all virtual learning last week because five COVID-19 cases were confirmed.

Officials say 35 students are still in quarantine for being in contact with someone with a confirmed case.

Officials say teachers are using Google Meet to livestream their instruction each day.

Students are expected to join in on those virtual sessions when not in-person.

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