SERGEANT BLUFF — With novel coronavirus cases rising in Woodbury County, a switch in the method of learning at Sergeant Bluff-Luton School District will take place Thursday for the high school and middle school levels.
In a Monday letter to SB-L parents, district officials wrote, “Due to the positive cases of COVID-19 in the Middle School and High School and the large number of students that have had to quarantine due to possible exposure, the SB-L School Board voted to have the Middle School and High School implement our hybrid learning plan beginning Thursday Sept. 24 to Friday Oct. 9.”
The school board will meet on Oct. 6, to mull whether to continue the hybrid model or move back to face-to-face instruction.
The 15-percent mark was established by the Iowa Department of Education as the point at which school districts can ask to move entire school buildings from in-person to online learning.
In Sergeant Bluff-Luton, students in households with the last name beginning with A-K will be in school Monday and Thursday, while those with the last name beginning with L-Z will be in school Tuesday and Friday. Some students may be required to attend additional days based on individual needs.