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By Rylie Friesen-
The San Juan Unified School District has announced plans to further postpone its return to in-person learning, as the region faces rising cases of COVID-19.
The school district previously planned to reopen schools Jan. 5th, but stated in a Dec. 3 update that due to the county’s recent entry back into the most restrictive purple tier of COVID-19 classification, schools may not reopen until the county has been out of the purple tier for at least two weeks.
“This is not where we hoped or expected to be,” said Superintendent Kent Kern. “It is incredibly disappointing. Our teachers and staff have been working hard to be ready for a return to in-person learning and will continue those efforts so that when it’s possible, we can quickly and safely welcome students back to classrooms.”
Classes will continue with the current distance learning format, but the district is working on scheduling students in sections so that when a transition to in-person learning is possible, families and staff with have two weeks notice.
The district’s full statement can be read online at www.sanjuan.edu.
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