COLORADO SPRINGS — Schools across southern Colorado continue to transition to remote learning, including Academy District 20.
On Monday, the district announced elementary schools will temporarily transition to eLearning for three weeks, beginning Monday after the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 30, through Dec.18
With 10 of the district’s elementary schools already in eLearning and nearly 14% of students and teachers in active quarantines, it is no longer sustainable to operate schools.
“We know in-person learning is the best means of education for our youngest learners, that is what makes this decision so difficult. We also understand the challenges learning at home creates for family scheduling and supervision,” said Tom Gregory, Superintendent of Schools. “However, we remain hopeful that together our community can pull together and take the small actions - mask wearing, social distancing, hand washing, decreased socialization, postponed travel, etc. - that will slow COVID-19 transmission and allow us to shift back to in-person learning.”
Academy District 20 middle and high schools transitioned to eLearning on Nov. 16 and will do so through at least the end of the first semester.