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BVI SDA School switches to online learning after COVID-19 positive case

- student of Secondary Division tested positive for COVID-19
The reopening of physical school has been short-lived for students and staff of the BVI Seventh-day Adventist School in Sea Cows Bay as it has reverted to virtual learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: VINO
The school’s principal Wade W. Tobin informed parents of the abrupt closure via a letter on the evening of September 9, 2021. Photo: Team of Reporters
The school’s principal Wade W. Tobin informed parents of the abrupt closure via a letter on the evening of September 9, 2021. Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The reopening of physical school has been short-lived for students and staff of the BVI Seventh-day Adventist School in Sea Cows Bay as it has reverted to virtual learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

Face to face learning had only resumed on Monday, September 6, 2021.

The school’s principal Wade W. Tobin informed parents of the abrupt closure via a letter on the evening of September 9, 2021.

He said despite a rather promising start to the academic year, the COVID-19 mitigation and social distancing protocols established by the institution have been extensively tested over the past few days.

“It is therefore unfortunate that I must inform you that one of our high school students has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the school’s protocol measures have been activated in consultation with the Public Health Authorities.

“You are hereby advised that effective Friday 10th September 2021, the institution will conduct classes virtually until further notice. May the Lord provide the watch care and wisdom needed at this time, as we navigate the challenges that this pandemic has created,” Mr Tobin wrote.

The BVI Seventh-day Adventist School consists of Primary and Secondary Divisions, which are both housed in one building.

9 Responses to “BVI SDA School switches to online learning after COVID-19 positive case”

  • TOTAL NONSENSE (10/09/2021, 11:15) Like (13) Dislike (18) Reply
    SICKENING.........LET SCHOOL RUN!!!
  • Fareign (10/09/2021, 11:31) Like (27) Dislike (26) Reply
    I truly admired this principal. Very professional he is always on top of his game keep it up sir.
  • Ghost (10/09/2021, 11:37) Like (76) Dislike (6) Reply
    I pray God’s Healing for that student and His Blood Covering for all of you.. God “IS” With us in this storm..
  • No (10/09/2021, 14:42) Like (43) Dislike (6) Reply
    Can’t keep shutting down and converting to online every time someone test positive.

    Contact trace, test, sanitize and resume in-class session on Monday. Allow parents/students not comfortable returning with the online option for the two weeks.

    • ok (10/09/2021, 16:12) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
      Says a non parent.
    • TruDat! (10/09/2021, 17:19) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
      We are ALL going to get it eventually.
      Now we need to learn how to live with it.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhRb5hnTseU&t=318s
  • Str8 (10/09/2021, 15:41) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the first time the school had to take this measure internally. Other times were because oh government mandate. People criticize everything. If school had continued and there was an outbreak, the same people will say they should have closed down and it was irresponsible. The school is highly capable to deliver online. It’s better to take precautionary measures than to try to please everyone.
  • parents (10/09/2021, 19:18) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Speedy recovery for the student & his / her family my prayers are the the SDA family & friends especially the student who test for this deadly disease Lord place the Angel over this family Guide and protect them under your arms Lord
  • Secret Bear (12/09/2021, 17:09) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ridiculous. You do NOT shut down an entire school for one case. At this rate these kids will never get back to class.


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