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.