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Kenosha Unified School District

21 schools in KUSD moved to virtual learning due to COVID

The Kenosha Unified School District has moved 21 schools to virtual learning reporting COVID-19 cases at or above the district’s 3% threshold policy, as of Monday.

School Districts Return , to Remote Learning , Amid Surging COVID-19 Rates. 'The Independent' reports that parents in Detroit are expressing their frustration as surging COVID-19 cases have caused the school district to return to virtual learning. . Detroit is just one of a growing number of school districts moving classes online following winter break. . In Detroit, the decision affects 50,000 students and leaves parents trying to juggle home and work schedules with their children's educational needs. . 'The Independent' reports that large school systems in Newark, New Jersey, Milwaukee and Cleveland have also returned to remote learning amid rising infections. . Dozens of smaller school districts in the Detroit, Chicago and Washington areas have also temporarily paused in-person learning. Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said that a return to in-person learning would lead to , “extreme levels of positive cases.”. On January 7, Chicago students remained out of school for the third day in a row after schools failed to reach an agreement with the teachers union over virus safety protocols. . On January 7, Chicago students remained out of school for the third day in a row after schools failed to reach an agreement with the teachers union over virus safety protocols. . 'The Independent' reports that experts are still trying to understand the academic and mental health consequences of long periods of remote learning. . The Biden administration has reportedly urged schools to remain open and trust in the effectiveness of vaccines and regular testing. . The Biden administration has reportedly urged schools to remain open and trust in the effectiveness of vaccines and regular testing. . Look, we have no reason to think at this point that Omicron is worse for children than previous variants. We know that our kids can be safe when in school, Joe Biden, President of the United States, via 'The Independent'

Bose, Brass, Nash, Prairie Lane and Southport elementary schools, Bullen and Mahone middle schools, LakeView Technology Academy and the Caesar Chavez Learning Station (the district’s pre-kindergarten program), were added to the list on Monday afternoon and will begin virtual learning on Tuesday. Those schools are expected to resume in-person classes on Jan. 24.

Edward Bain School of Language and Art-Dual Language, Frank and Jefferson elementary schools and the Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Learning Curriculum (east and west campuses) switched to virtual learning on Monday and are expected to resume in-person learning on Jan. 20.

Dimensions of Learning, Grant Elementary, Harborside Academy and Indian Trail High School and Academy were reported at or above threshold on Jan. 7. They were followed by Bradford and Tremper High schools and Harvey and Whittier elementary schools on Jan. 8. These schools are expected to re-open for in-person learning on Jan. 18, district officials said.

The schools were moved to virtual learning due to reaching or exceeding the 3% positive cases indicator that has been in place since the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to a district news release.

Currently, when a school is switched to virtual learning, it is for a length of 10 days to align with KUSD’s quarantine guidelines and all extracurricular activities also are canceled.

In some cases, it may be slightly longer than 10 days if there is a holiday or no school or where the 10th day falls related to weekends.

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