(Source: Garden Spot High School)
(Source: Garden Spot High School)

The Eastern Lancaster County School District announced Tuesday morning that Garden Spot Middle School and High School will move to virtual classes this Thursday and Friday.

The school district released the following statement:

“Eastern Lancaster County School District will pause in-person learning and shift to in-person remote learning for all Garden Spot Secondary Campus learners with the exception of some specialized learning classes on Thursday, November 12th & Friday, November 13th of this week. All in-person learners will return on Monday, November 16th. Reminder: Elementary schools were previously scheduled to be closed for parent/teacher conferences and those conferences will continue to be held.”

The district already was planning an early dismissal for all students on Wednesday.

The announcement comes after news earlier in the week that Lancaster County has reached the “substantial” level of community transmission of Covid-19.

Garden Spot joins several other area schools that have been recently closed because of Covid-19. Warwick High School is extending remote learning through this week, as is Bart-Colerain Elementary School in Solanco. Conestoga Valley High School closed from Wednesday to Friday last week. Manheim Township Middle School canceled classes on Friday, Nov. 6, due to the death of a school counselor.

Olivia Smucker