The Youngstown City School District (YCSD) has announced Wednesday that it will temporarily be transitioning to online learning from Friday, Dec. 17 to Wednesday, Dec. 22.

The transition will last for the remainder of the time before the district goes on winter break. 

The district says its been seeing a significant number of quarantine cases due to COVID-19 exposure, as well as positive COVID-19 cases. 

Cases are across all buildings and departments including the food service and central kitchen, which has prevented the ability properly feed on site or distribute on site safely.

All students and staff are to take their iPads or Chromebooks along with any other necessary student support and/or learning materials home with them at the end of the school day on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

There will be no classes for students on Thursday, Dec. 16, however the YSCD Virtual Academy will still be in session on this day and all staff are still expected to report to their assigned buildings at normal hours. 

Starting Friday and continuing through Wednesday, virtual lectures will begin for all students. Students will adhere to their normal bell schedules in an online setting during this period. Teachers will send Zoom links for classes.

All staff except for bus drivers will be working from home during this time.