BEAVERTON – Beaverton Schools Superintendent, Joseph Passalacqua released a letter on Monday, April 5 to address new COVID-19 positive tests within the schools.
According to the letter, several students as well as a staff member have tested positive and several other students and staff members are showing symptoms of COVID-19. The school district is already facing a staff shortage for the remainder of this week, which with the symptomatic staff and those who have tested positive, would limit their ability to operate normally.
As a response, Passalacqua states that the schools will close for face-to-face instruction and convert to virtual learning immediately (beginning Tuesday, April 6 and continuing through Friday, April 9) with the hope of returning for face-to-face learning by Monday, April 12.
Beaverton Schools offered students in need of a device to complete their school work with the needed technology through a pickup on Tuesday. Students without internet connectivity will be able to pickup a packet at either school no later than Thursday at 10 a.m. The packets will then be available moving forward until the schools return to face to face learning.
In a Facebook post by Beaverton Schools, the district includes that they are continuing to work with the health department to respond to this situation and that they are taking every step to protect the health of their staff, students and community.