Oil City high school and middle school closed rest of week

From staff reports

Oil City High School and Oil City Middle School students will be learning remotely the rest of this week following several cases of COVID-19 being reported among students at both schools.

On Monday, the district announced that due to a number of students testing positive for COVID-19, the middle school would be moving to fully remote learning Tuesday through Thursday, and all extracurricular activities will be postponed during those days.

The fifth-grade field trip to the Cleveland Zoo has been rescheduled for Monday, the district said.

On Tuesday, the district announced the high school will also be learning remotely today and Thursday due to a number of COVID-19 cases among students at the high school.

All extracurricular activities, including driver’s education, will be canceled today and Thursday, and any Oil City High School student who attends Venango Technology Center will remain home and attend the virtual platform on these days, the district said.

The two days of remote learning will allow time to deep clean the building, the district said.

Prom will still be held as scheduled Friday, and tickets will be on sale at the high school office Friday, the district said.

There is no school Friday due to an already scheduled Act 80 day, so the first day for all students to return to school in person will be Monday, the district said.