Manitou Springs schools shifts to online learning; District 20 had COVID-19 cases at four schools | Colorado Springs News

Manitou Springs schools will move to online learning Thursday after three people associated with the high school were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Superintendent Elizabeth Domangue announced the new infections in a letter sent to families, a district representative said Wednesday.

The district also has “multiple” others with coronavirus symptoms, Domangue stated, adding that the plan is for students to return to in-person learning on Oct. 19.

“The Manitou Springs School District community is interconnected both in and out of school, so this decision is rooted in a community public health approach,” Domangue wrote. “I know that this information comes to you with concern and other emotions, especially as families have made plans for students to be fully in-person and now we are having to make this shift for six school days.

“This decision was not easy, but we believe that is necessary to return to in-person learning together.”

Elementary students will

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More than 10K Grand Rapids students enrolled in-person learning as districts shifts from online-only

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – More than10,000 Grand Rapids students have opted to take in-person classes this fall as the district plans to shift from online-only learning, officials said Friday, Oct. 2.

After conducting virtual learning for the first five weeks of the school year, the district will now also offer hybrid in-person learning as well as 100% virtual classes for the remainder of the calendar year.

School leaders asked parents last week to choose between the two learning options, hybrid and virtual. The deadline to respond was Monday, Sept. 28.

About 53 percent of respondents, or 5,201 students, chose hybrid learning, district leaders said. Another 5,315 students were automatically placed in the hybrid learning plan after not responding to the commitment letter, for a total of 10,516 students enrolled in hybrid classes.

Grand Rapids Public Schools is the largest district in West Michigan with more than 15,000 students. The hybrid

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