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Students at 2 more Martin County schools shift to remote learning due to coronavirus

90 students at South Fork High, 26 students at J.D. Parker Elementary schools impacted
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Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 10:20:26-04

STUART, Fla. — The Martin County School District announced that two more schools are having students transition to remote learning due to the coronavirus.

Six classrooms at South Fork High School, comprised of 75 students and six teachers, will transition to remote learning effective immediately after a student reported experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. One bus route will also be transitioned as well.

All told, the final count, including the bus route, of students transitioned to remote learning at South Fork High School is 90.

Two classrooms at J.D. Parker Elementary School in Stuart will transition to remote learning for the next two weeks after two school employees reported experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 on Saturday.

Twenty-six students (13 from each classroom) will participate in remote learning for 14 days.

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The Martin County School District began to notify affected families Sunday.

Karen Resciniti, president of the Martin County teacher's union, said, "We should not be returning to school unless its safe and obviously its not safe. We've only been in school for four days and we already have one-sixth of our schools affected."

J.D. Parker Elementary is the third Martin County school to experience issues related to the coronavirus since classes resumed last week. South Fork High School is the fourth.

Twenty-four students in one classroom at Seawind Elementary School and on one bus route will have to quarantine for two weeks after a student showed possible symptoms of COVID-19, and 11 students at Hobe Sound Elementary School are under quarantine for 14 days after a student there showed possible symptoms.