Updated: November 24, 2020 02:25 PM
Created: November 24, 2020 01:31 PM
Duluth schools have extended distance learning for all students through at least the end of first quarter, which is January 21st, 2021.
The district said they are making this decision now, rather than wait until the last minute, which allows people time to plan.
Along with a sharp rise in local cases, Duluth schools say they have seen a recent increase in students and staff testing positive.
This extension does not impact the governor's athletics pause, which is scheduled through December 18th. The district said they will await further guidance on athletics and activities.
In the notice to families, Superintendent John Magas wrote, "We’re making the decision to extend distance learning and sharing that decision with families and staff now, rather than wait until the last minute. This will allow students, families and staff the certainty that they need as well as the time to plan. We regret the challenges that this will cause, but must continue to take action to help avoid deeper COVID spread within our schools and community."
While in distance learning, the district will continue to provide bagged breakfast/lunches for pickup Monday through Friday when school is in session. Emergency Tier 1 childcare and KEY Zone services will continue.
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