COVID-19 is forcing the Whitefish Bay School District to shift all classes at their high school to all virtual this week.
In a letter, Superintendent Dr. John Thomsen says an increased number of close contact quarantines of high school staff for the virus has led to a lack of sufficient staffing to be able to offer in-person classes.
“As difficult as these transitions may be,” says Dr. Thomsen, “the District is committed to continuing learning temporarily in our full virtual modality. Engaging in the virtual modality this week will maximize the health and safety of our students and staff, and stabilize the high school operations.”
The plan is to resume a hybrid model at the high school on November 2, but that could change.
Classes at Whitefish Bay Middle School, Cumberland Elementary and Richards Elementary will continue their blended model schedule for the week. That include:
● Mon, Oct. 26 – Cohort A In Person Learning
● Tue, Oct. 27 – Cohort B In Person Learning
● Wed, Oct. 28 AM – Asynchronous Learning for all students & 4K-12 Parent Teacher Conf. as scheduled
● Thurs, Oct. 29 – 4K-12 Parent Teacher Conf. as scheduled
● Fri, Oct 30 – Non-Instructional Day/Students off and half day Staff Professional Learning
“Be reminded it is essential that students and staff stay home if they feel ill,” says Dr. Thomsen. “Wash hands often, continue to wear a mask; and be mindful of your physical distance. These strategies will allow the District to maintain an in-person modality option as much as possible throughout the pandemic.”