Duluth Edison Charter Schools moves to distance learning
Head of School Bonnie Jorgenson told families the district does not expect a shift back until January at the earliest.
Duluth Edison Charter Schools will begin distance learning Monday for K-5.
Tuesday was the last day of in-person classes until further notice. There will be no school for K-5 students Thursday or Friday to allow teachers to plan and prepare for the switch to distance learning.
"We have been working hard to keep our students in school this year and our staff have done excellent work implementing precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19 within our schools," Head of School Bonnie Jorgenson said in a letter to families. "Despite our efforts, COVID rates have increased throughout the county and are in the midst of a rapid spike. This spike has led to large-scale quarantine of students and staff and is crippling our ability to provide in-person schooling, along with meeting the other requirements placed upon schools."
Jorgenson told families the district will monitor the situation closely and will consider a shift back to in-person models as soon as reasonably possible, but does not expect a shift back until January at the earliest.
Sixth through eighth grades have been distance learning since the beginning of the school year.