Alta, Brighton high schools pivot to online learning; Copper Hills students to return to school Wednesday

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Canyons School District schools — Alta and Brighton high schools —will transition to online learning for 14 days starting Thursday following what the district described as “a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases.”

Students will not attend school Wednesday to give faculty and staff a day to prepare to teach virtual classes for the next two weeks.

Corner Canyon High was placed on online learning for two weeks last week after an outbreak. Charri Jensen, a career and technical education teacher at the school, was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator for treatment of COVID-19. She remained hospitalized Tuesday but her condition is improving, according to her daughter Talesha Jensen.

Across the valley, the Jordan School District met Tuesday night and agreed to allow Copper Hills High School students and staff to resume a normal schedule with school activities starting Wednesday.

Some 2,500 students are attending

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