The Sandwich School District is moving to full remote learning beginning on November 30 through January 18. A statement from the district to families says the decision is based on a recommendation from the DeKalb County Health Department recommending an "adaptive pause" due to increases in COVID-19 cases in the county.
The district warned earlier in the month that staff members having to quarantine have made it difficult to keep buildings open for hybrid learning.
Students will need to bring home all necessary materials Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Monday will be remote learning days, remote parent teacher conferences will be on November 23 and 24, then students will be off for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Meal pickup will be available for participating students on Monday and Thursday from ten and eleven. Pickup will be at Sandwich Middle School.
DeKalb County is seeing a test positivity rate of 13.4 percent. It's also seeing 512 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people. The recommended metrics are to be below 8 percent test positivity and 50 new cases per 100,000 people.