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Lane Middle School sixth-graders eLearning, full remote learning through Friday, September 3

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Important information about classes at Lane Middle School in Fort Wayne after the Fort Wayne Community Schools superintendent sent a letter home to families, explaining that sixth-graders will have to eLearn and then remote learn for the next week and a half.

Lane Middle School in Fort Wayne

Here is the letter that Dr. Mark Daniel wrote:

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August 25, 2021
Dear Lane Families,
Because of a growing number of COVID-19 cases and quarantines in the sixth-grade class at Lane Middle School,
all Lane sixth-graders will be remote learners through Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, returning to the classroom on
Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Since the start of the school year, we have had six positive COVID-19 cases among sixth-grade students resulting
in the quarantining of nearly 200 students. Among the positive cases, two were in the quarantine group.
With few sixth-graders remaining in the building, it is challenging for staff to attend to their needs and the needs
of those in quarantine. By having all students learn remotely, teachers can better focus on the academic needs of
students over the next week. On Thursday, Aug. 26, and Friday, Aug. 27, students will participate in eLearning,
logging into Schoology for each class and completing assignments. Starting Monday, Aug. 30, through Friday, Sept.
3, student will participate in full remote learning, including assignments on Schoology and Zoom classes. Teachers
will be posting additional instructions on Schoology.
This change will also allow administrators to review classroom and lunch arrangements to determine what, if any,
improvements can be made to minimize future spread of illness. At this point, the issue is only affecting sixthgraders, many of whom are not yet old enough to be vaccinated.
For those students who have been quarantined, please continue to follow your quarantine requirements to
prevent further spread of this highly contagious disease. If your child has not been quarantine, they can continue
normal activities outside of school. If at any time your child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive for
COVID-19, please let the school know.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please call the school office at 260-467-4400, if you have any
questions or concerns.

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A spokesperson for FWCS says aside from Lane sixth-graders, no other school is going fully remote.

Linda Jackson

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