Huron Schools to pause face-to-face learning for all grade levels through December

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By Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub – Nov. 16, 2020
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Huron Schools are pausing all face-to-face learning due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

Supt. Donovan Rowe sent a letter to parents in the district Monday afternoon laying out the details.

Here is a summary:

-MDHHS order requires the Huron School District to pause face-to-face instruction in grades 9-12 for the next 3 weeks.

-The restrictions are in place starting Wednesday, November 18, 2020 and will run through Tuesday, December 8 (3 weeks).

-This means that the last day of in-person instruction for Huron High School students will be Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

-In addition, the Huron School District is pausing in-person instruction for grades K- 8 for 2 weeks, starting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 and running through Wednesday, December 2. This means that the last day of in-person instruction for students in grades K-8 will be Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

-The number of positive cases and quarantined staff and students has pushed staffing and classroom coverage to the limit, making it difficult to sustain face-to-face instructional model with available staff.

-This rapid increase in positive cases has been correlated with increased activity outside of schools (For example: parties, travel sports, and other activities) and increased prevalence of the COVID-19 virus within our community (positive parents, grandparents, and siblings.)

To view the entire letter from Supt. Donovan Rowe, visit this link.


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