LAST UPDATED ON 2020-10-01 09:33:46

Newcomerstown HS students move to remote learning; football, volleyball canceled

According to Newcomerstown superintendent Jeff Staggs, all Newcomerstown High School students will be moving to remote education beginning Thursday and Friday, October 1st and 2nd due to the coronavirus.

A Newcomerstown student athlete has tested positive for COVID, forcing many staff members to be placed in quarantine. With the shortage of substitute teachers to fill the temporary vacant roles, Newcomerstown High School students will move to remote learning. Superintendent Staggs wants assure the community that although there is one student athlete case, the school is not experiencing an outbreak.

"We appreciate the cooperation and help from the Tuscarawas County Health Department," said Superintendent Staggs. "They have been a valuable resource. Both of us are bound by the mandates that have been given to us by the state and federal government as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

Out of caution to help prevent the spread of the virus, high school football games scheduled for Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 have been canceled. High school volleyball games will be postponed and/or cancelled through the end of the week ending on Oct. 10. All Newcomerstown Middle School Sports are set to be played as scheduled.