On Monday, Claremore-Sequoyah school administrators said that some of its schools will move to distance learning due to COVID-19.
According to Sequoyah school leaders, the transition is happening because student and staff quarantines are on the rise.
The high school and mid-high campus will move to distance learning for a portion of this week and return to the physical classroom on Monday, November 30.
Fifth-grade students at the upper elementary will also begin distance learning on Monday, with plans to return on Friday, December 4.
According to district officials, they have seen four students and staff members test positive for COVID-19, and the people who were in close contact have since been notified.
District leaders said that their long-term goal is to stay open for in-person learning and according to them, it will take a united effort to do so.
Officials within the district are reminding students and staff to continue practicing their health checklists each day and continue following CDC guidelines.