SINTON, Texas — Sinton High School will go to remote instruction until Jan. 19 after four staff members tested positive for COVID-19 and four other high school staff members are considered to be close contacts.
Sinton Superintendent Chad Jones said the action was taken due to a lack of substitute teachers available at this time and the number of high school staff who will be in quarantine for the next 7-10 days.
All other campuses in the district will continue with on-campus, face to face instruction.
The district said there is no evidence of person to person spread on the campus. The decision was solely based on a lack of available staff and substitute teachers for on-campus, face-to-face instruction to continue at Sinton High School.
Extra-curricular activities will continue as normal and coaches and/or directors will be in touch about schedules.
Curbside breakfast and lunch, which is packaged together, will be available to pick up at Sinton Elementary between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. daily. A parent or the high school student may pick up the meal by providing the student's name and ID number.
The district will continue to offer COVID-19 testing by appointment only from 3:15 p.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students and staff members who are showing symptoms may register by following this link to set up a testing appointment.