Nov 27, 2020 4:48 PM

USD 311 dealing with large number of COVID cases, will go remote

Posted Nov 27, 2020 4:48 PM

PRETTY PRAIRIE — Pretty Prairie schools will be going to remote learning after the holiday break.

According to a Friday Facebook post from the district, as of that date, there are 10 positive cases involving students and staff. The district says they are waiting on numerous test results for students and staff as well, with over 80 students in quarantine.

Because of those numbers, USD 311 will be moving to remote learning for the next three weeks and plan to return to on site and in person instruction on January 5, 2021.

The district says, "We realize remote learning is not the preferred choice of educational delivery for the majority of our families, but after consulting with the Reno County Health Department, we feel this is the safest method at this point for our students and staff."

The district will be sending information and materials home to families. On Monday, drivers and staff members will deliver materials home. Teachers will be in contact with students on Monday. Activities will follow KSHSAA guidelines.