GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Forest Hills Central High School is switching to all-remote learning following an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Principal Steve Passinault informed families of the decision this afternoon. He says the school was informed that five more students had tested positive for coronavirus, raising the total to thirteen since the first of the month.
Passinault says contact tracing is being conducted for those five cases, adding that it’s possible that the total number of students in quarantine may increase to 200.
Remote learning is scheduled to begin Feb. 8.
Passinault adds that the virus is not believed to have transferred between students at the school.
We’re told free meals will be provided. Passinault says those interested in the free meals may send an email including the student’s name to Sarah Hawkins at email@example.com before 10 a.m. on Monday. He says meal kits will be distributed curbside on Feb. 8 at 160 Alta Dale Ave. in Ada between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Passinault says the school will update families on the situation after Feb. 12.