Canyons District’s Draper Park Middle School to temporarily close, shift to online learning

SALT LAKE CITY — Following a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in the school community, Draper Park Middle School will close and shift to online learning for 14 days starting Tuesday.

No classes were scheduled at the school Friday because the school has been conducting parent-teacher conferences this week and Friday was a compensation day. Teachers will work Monday to prepare to teach virtual classes for the next two weeks.

Canyons School District spokesman Jeff Haney said there have been 16 positive cases of COVID-19 at the school within the past two weeks. According to the school district’s dashboard, 80 students and staff have been under quarantine the past two weeks. Some 1,430 students are attending the school in person this fall.

According to a letter to the school community, “the pause in on-campus learning was determined to be in the best interest of students, families and staff.”

The school

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