Wilson Elementary in the Mequon-Thiensville School District is one of the latest to go al virtual due to the impact of COVID-19 on students and staff.
In a Facebook post, the district says they will begin virtual learning on October 19 due to the increased number of cases.
Our news partners at TMJ4 report that over 35-percent of staff, and 20-percent of all students, were not able to get to the school due to COVID-19.
On its district website, Superintendent Doctor Matthey Joynt says in a statement no other schools in the district are affected by this change. He adds the change is temporary, and hopes to reopen the school building to in-person classes in the future.
“This will depend on our ability to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19,” says Joynt, “and the availability of our students and staff members. Temporarily shifting to distance learning in response to school-based cases of COVID-19 is important in our concerted efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Educators across the Mequon-Thiensville School District are prepared to provide a high-quality distance learning experience for our students, when necessary.
“The safety and wellbeing of students and staff members remains our highest priority as we navigate this public health crisis. As a District, we continue to follow sound protocols aligned with guidance and support from local health officials to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff members.”