KIPP:NJ school officials said one of its charter schools in Newark will return to remote learning due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy has announced in a letter sent out to students and families that they will be returning to remote learning until December 20 due to multiple reported COVID-19 cases.
The letter said multiple cases were reported from the 11th and 12th-grade classes, but officials would not confirm an exact number of students or staff affected by the potentially deadly coronavirus.
Only the 11th and 12th-graders with do remote learning at home.
"Those who tested positive are "under quarantine, following the guidance of medical professionals."
According to KIPP:NJ, officials at The Newark Department of Health, made the decision "to pivot to return to remote learning for all Eleventh and Twelfth Grade NCA Students through December 19."
"The health and safety of our students, families, and staff remain our number one priority," the letter stated according to KIPP:NJ.
"Our updated routines and procedures are designed to help keep our school community healthy and safe and your support in continuing to have an open line of communication with our school team about your family's health helps our entire school community stay healthy."
KIPP:NJ Newark Collegiate Academy is one of the first in the city to return to remote learning for its junior and senior students due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
The outbreak is under investigation by local and state health officials.