Lynden schools preparing to open for in-person learning

The Lynden School District is preparing to open its doors for some of its youngest students to begin in-person learning in less than two weeks, according to a letter sent to the district’s families on Monday, Sept. 21.

According to the letter from Superintendent Jim Frey, the district has worked on a draft plan that would send some students in kindergarten through second grade back to class on Oct. 5. Other grades would be added incrementally at later dates, with all grades tentatively scheduled to return by the week of Nov. 16.

All dates may be adjusted as the county’s infection rates change, Frey wrote.

“When the decision was made to start remotely, COVID-19 indicators in Whatcom County were trending in the wrong direction,” Frey wrote in the letter. “Since that time those indicators have improved and based on considerations included in the (Washington State) Department of Health Decision Tree

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