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Fremont County students returning to in-person learning starting Tuesday

Posted at 1:02 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 15:02:52-05

FREMONT COUNTY — Fremont County School District RE-2 officials released a plan Monday that would bring students back into schools for in-person learning.

The county is currently in Level Yellow: Concern on the state's updated COVID-19 dial introduced by the Colorado Department of Public Health earlier this month that suggests in-person learning for counties in this level.

The school district's plan details students from Fremont and Penrose elementary schools will return to in-person learning Tuesday, Dec. 1. Officials stated that spots for the online learning program are full through the rest of the school year.

"Our staff and teachers are working very hard to maintain in-person learning for students. It is not practical to ask that teachers manage in-person and remote learning models simultaneously for the students in their classroom," the plan stated.

Students from Florence Jr/Sr High School follow a hybrid-learning model starting Tuesday. Seventh and eighth-grade students will follow in-person learning on Mondays and Wednesdays and have remote learning on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in ninth through 12th grade will have in-person learning on Tuesdays and Thursdays with remote learning on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The district said transportation will as normal for all students. Students following the hybrid-learning model will be able to pick up extra meals for their remote-learning days while they are at the school for in-person learning. For more information on the school district's plan to return to in-person learning. click here.

As of Monday morning, the state health department data states Fremont County has a two-week incidence rate of 2,208 per 100,000 people, an 11.1% positivity rate over a two-week period, and nine days of declining or stable hospitalizations.

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