Oshkosh schools to go fully online for 2 weeks after increasing COVID cases

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OSHKOSH – All students in the Oshkosh Area School District will move to fully online classes for at least two weeks starting Thursday after an increase in COVID-19 cases, the district announced Tuesday morning.

District officials made the move with advice from the Winnebago County Health Department after seeing the number of positive cases and exposures increase across the city and district.

The district expects to remain fully online for at least two weeks, according to the announcement. Officials will re-evaluate Oct. 8 whether the district will return to in-person learning, which will depend on a recommendation from the Winnebago County Health Department. The earliest students would return to school would be Oct. 12.

North and West high schools were set to move fully online starting Wednesday after “extensive community spread of COVID-19 in OASD boundaries” and the increasing number of students and staff under quarantine. West officials announced

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Students adjusting to COVID challenges get access to learning materials with help of old concept

DENVER (KDVR) – Thousands of students in the Adams12 school district are getting a boost in their remote education with the help of learning pods, a years-old concept that physically brings students together in a common space with adult support.

“It’s a lot more helpful because we get to be with someone who could help us in our classroom,” Christina Chavez said, 10, a fifth grader at Hillcrest Elementary School. “At home our parents could (help me), but sometimes they couldn’t understand all the stuff because it’s different from what they learned.”

Chavez is among nearly 4,000 students, district-wide, who participate in an Adams12 learning pod. The pods allow students, who otherwise would be attending remote, online school from their own home due to COVID-19 precautions, to attend a socially distanced classroom with support from a school staff member.

“Learning pods offered an opportunity for students to come in and

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SD school districts are releasing COVID data. Sioux Falls won’t be one of them.

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Principal Daniel Fischer greets students as they arrive off the bus for the first day of school on Thursday, August 27, at Discovery Elementary School in Sioux Falls. (Photo: Erin Bormett / Argus Leader)

South Dakota school districts are starting to open up about the number of active COVID-19 cases they’re seeing, but Sioux Falls is keeping a tight lid on any specifics.

Rapid City Area Schools, the state’s second largest district, announced an online dashboard Wednesday to show its overall number of cases and recoveries within the district, giving the community a look at how many staff and students were infected or in quarantine.

All six of the state’s public universities and a handful of smaller districts, including Pierre and Brookings, are following a similar philosophy by posting their numbers publicly, especially as multiple school districts have had to either temporarily close campuses or move to

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