Natick High School Goes Remote For Two Weeks Following Student Parties

NATICK, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) —Natick High School is going remote for two weeks starting on Tuesday, after dozens of students attended and hosted parties.

The district believes around 20 to 50 students have attended several parties recently, including students who had previously tested positive for Covid-19.

Students that tested positive were told to quarantine for two weeks, but ignored the orders, according to Natick Public Schools and the Natick Board of Health.

In a letter sent home to parents on Monday, the district added that the students and their families have not been "forthcoming" about who attended the parties, which further led to the decision to suspend in-person learning.

Remote lessons for students will continue through Oct. 13, including for students with special needs. The district said that the unplanned change has also disrupted the hoped-for return of athletics, theater and robotics club activities.

Nurses at the school will begin a process for contact tracing, and notify students and families who had direct contact.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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