CLEVELAND – Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon announced on Wednesday that students will learn remotely from January 3-7, the first full week of the New Year.
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According to Gordon, the decision was made due to “the dramatic increase in positive COVID cases in the city of Cleveland.”
Distance learning will be for all schools in the district, Gordon said. Monday is a professional day for staff and student classes resume on Tuesday.
Gordon said students should follow their normal school schedules and connect to their classes remotely, following instructions from their teachers.
âIt is extremely important that students participate fully in this distance learning week as part of their attendance and teaching in the classroom,â said Gordon.
In addition, on Monday, the school buildings will be open to families to collect their children’s lunches as well as to students to recover their laptops or tablets if necessary.
A decision for the second week of learning will come at a later date.
âAs an additional way to protect your health and the health of those around you. We will continue to monitor health data throughout the week to determine our ability to return to in-person learning, hopefully by the week of the week. January 10th, and I will have it update our entire school community again early next week, âGordon said.
COVID-19 in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County
According to the Cleveland Department of Public Health, the city has reported 67,588 cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 500 people have been hospitalized for the disease in the past 30 days. Sixteen people died last month.
As for Cuyahoga County, there have been 218,605 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the Ohio Department of Health. More than 10,500 people have been hospitalized and 2,797 people have died in the county since the start of the pandemic.
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