3-24-21

Good Evening,

   ISD 361 continues to see an upward trend in positive Covid-19 cases in students and staff, primarily in grades 9-12.  This has impacted more than 100 students through positive cases and contact tracing and continues to grow.  These numbers are the reason we will be changing learning models for grades 9-12 to full time distance learning effective Friday, March 26th.  If students have all of their materials at home, I would encourage them to start distance learning tomorrow.  If not, they can attend in-person tomorrow and bring all materials home with them so they are prepared for distance learning on Friday.  This plan is effective through April 9th.  I encourage families to continue to report positive cases to the school nurse so that we can track the trend of the virus and hopefully get back to in-person learning on April 12th.  All extracurricular activities will be paused during this time.  Please watch the district webpage under “news” for more in-depth updates along with Facebook.  Food service will be available for pick up for distance learners. Preschool through grade 8 will continue in-person learning following the current schedule at this time.  If you have questions, please call the high school office.