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Shift to Distance Learning - All Grade Levels 11.4.20

Shift to Distance Learning - All Grade Levels 11.4.20

It’s with deep regret that we inform our families and staff of the need to shift to distance learning for all grade levels within Cloquet Public Schools. We have been working hard to keep our students in school this year and have done excellent work implementing precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19 within our schools. 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. We had sincerely hoped to keep our students learning in-person for as long as possible. We understand the importance of in-person instruction for student learning and understand the reliance of many families on schools for childcare in order to maintain employment. Please know that we will monitor the situation closely and will consider a shift back to in-person models as soon as we are reasonably able.