Students at four Fort Wayne Community Schools will learn remotely Friday because of high staff absenteeism, the district announced today.
"These four schools are going to eLearning because they have an exceptionally high number of staff members out ill or in quarantine," Superintendent Mark Daniel said in a statement. "While our goal has been to keep students in school as many days as possible, we also have to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment."
The affected schools are Abbett, Fairfield and Franke Park elementary schools and Shawnee Middle School.
The e-learning day gives students and staff four days out of their buildings to finish quarantines or recover from illness, the district said, noting buildings are closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
All other FWCS schools will operate in-person Friday.