High level of staff illness in Douglas High School
Some year groups at Ballakermeen are being told to work from home next week as a number of staff at the high school are off sick with respiratory illnesses.
Year 10 pupils will be asked to stay home Monday and Tuesday and those in year nine from Wednesday to Friday.
In a letter sent to parents and guardians, this morning, the school says the increased level of absence is making it increasingly difficult to place teachers in every class.
It says the year group's chosen to work from home have been done so as to avoid affecting those with upcoming exams and to avoid parents needing to organise childcare provision.
The school says it is 'strongly encouraging' all students, staff and visitors to wear face masks when in the building.