FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Students at one North Texas high school spent Friday picking up devices after the entire school was forced into virtual learning due to positive COVID-19 tests.
Fossil Ridge High School in Keller ISD transitioned to virtual learning only this week after positive tests forced hundreds of students and over two dozen teachers into quarantine. This caused a shortage of teachers at the school.READ MORE: Harrison County Woman Rachel Naomi Hernandez Sentenced On Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges
The district made sure that students had the equipment they needed for the temporary move to virtual learning. The district said the grading process will resume on Monday.
“The school has made it easy. We had to send out a Google doc and you just request one,” senior Sierra Roja said.READ MORE: President Biden Visits Houston In Wake Of Texas' Devastating Winter Storms
Some students weren’t surprised of the move as the pandemic continues.
“I honestly wasn’t really surprised because in a big school like this, it won’t be easy to maintain a safe distance from each other. So, it was bound to happen I guess,” senior Tai Than said.
“I think it’s a really smart move for Fossil Ridge because it’s like we were really short on teachers and there’s so many students else… It’s almost like we were running a school with barely any students and I feel like it’s more convenient for everybody and it’s so much easier for teachers because they have to teach both and online,” senior Huyen Guyen said.MORE NEWS: 'Light At End Of The Tunnel,' National Guard Delivers Water To Garland Residents In Need
According to the district, students and faculty will be able to return to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 30.