Deadline Wednesday for DPS middle, high school students to turn in learning preferences

DENVER, Colo. (KDVR) — Middle and high school students in Denver Public Schools must notify the district by the end of the day Wednesday if they want to enroll in DPS’s hybrid learning model or continue with remote learning through the remainder of the semester.

Secondary students who opt for the hybrid model will have a blend of in-person and remote learning beginning Oct. 21.

Elementary students will return for 100 percent in-person learning. DPS said 30 percent of families opted to continue with remote learning. Elementary students who opted for in-person learning will be phased in, with kindergarteners and some first graders starting the week of September 28. All elementary students will be in class by Oct. 21.

The district said the decision families make on their learning preference is final and binding through the end of the first semester. If a family’s circumstances change, they can contact their

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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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