Beginning Friday, Nov. 6, all students at the school will move to distance learning for a few days. All students will distance-learn Friday through Wednesday, Nov. 11. In-person learners will return to school next Thursday, Nov. 12.
The school is experiencing an increased number of students and staff members who are on quarantine. So the school is closing for a few days to allow time for some of them to complete their quarantine period.
The school will also be thoroughly cleaned while closed.
"We know this is an inconvenience for some parents but we have no other options because of the circumstances," RCS spokesman James Evans said. "The school’s administration will follow-up with you about logistics concerning distance learning. Please bear with them as they roll out additional information."
Blackman joins Stewarts Creek, Rockvale and Oakland high schools with COVID shutdowns. Rockvale and Stewarts Creek were set to reopen Nov. 6, but Stewarts Creek's quarantine was extended to No.v 9 "to allow for additional staff members to roll off of quarantine." Oakland let students back in Nov. 4.