COVID-19 cases cause Father Gabriel Richard High School to switch to online learning

ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard High School has suspended in-person learning due to a number of COVID-19 cases in students.

The Catholic high school’s administration announced it would transition to its Irish Online learning program beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the recommendation of the Washtenaw County Health Department. The school also has suspended all extracurricular and athletic activities.

In a statement, Father Gabriel Richard administrators said much of the spread of COVID-19 cases among students is believed to be attributed to social gatherings outside of school.

“We have not had confirmation of spread occurring during the school day, so we feel confident that the measures we have in place are working,” administrators said in a statement. “We strongly urge all students to be mindful of the impact of their personal actions outside of school upon the whole school community.”

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Father of special needs teenager suing Boulder Valley schools over son’s education

BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — There are few things in life Jon Caldara cares about more than his son Chance. With an unprecedented school year, he’s worried about the quality of his son’s education, due to his special needs.

“He can’t read, can’t write. He’s verbally very limited,” Caldara said. “It might work for many kids. It will not, does not, can not work for kids like Chance.”

Chance is 16 and has Down syndrome. Caldara says the end of the last school year was brutal for his son, and is seeing little, if any, progress a month into this school year.

“He learns by doing, by touching, by being directed, by being moved here, by being moved there. By interacting with his peers,” Caldara said.

Caldara plans on suing the school district. His attorney, Igor Raykin, has filed a due process complaint and request for mediation with the Colorado Department

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