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D20 school moving to online learning for a week

Academy District 20 D20 ASD20
Posted at 7:59 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 21:59:49-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Douglas Valley Elementary School in Academy D20 is transitioning to elearning tomorrow, Sept. 24, and will do so until Friday, Oct. 2.

Students and staff will return to school on Monday, Oct. 5.

The district said Wed. that after learning four students were displaying COVID-like symptoms, students and staff from four DVES classes were sent home to quarantine. None of the individuals has tested positive for COVID, however, the quarantines resulted in 61% of DVES staff and 29% of DVES students being quarantined. The volume of staff and students in quarantine resulted in a decision to move to eLearning for seven days.

Additionally, 107 students and staff were sent into quarantine at Air Academy High School after a student presented COVID-like symptoms. This student has not tested positive, however out of an abundance of caution the student was isolated and close contacts were quarantined.