The Superior School District has reached their set threshold for positive COVID-19 cases - which means that they'll be moving to all virtual learning.  The transition will occur with classes as of Monday, November 9. Students who are on-site learning will continue to report to their classrooms for the remainder of the week.

In a letter from Superior District Administrator Amy Starzecki, the rational for the move was laid out.  According to the letter:

"Positive COVID-19 cases have reached a point in Douglas County where we have made the decision to move to virtual learning. As previously shared, virtual learning for all students would occur when there are more than 50 positive COVID-19 cases per 10,000 within a two week period in Douglas County. The rate is currently 52.4."

Starzecki's letter goes on to explain that the district has seen an uptick in positive cases among staff and faculty.  Those cases have driven a rise in absenteeism among staff and students.

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As mentioned previously, students enrolled in on-site learning will continue to report to their classrooms as usual for the remainder of the learning week (Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6).  Virtual learning will begin for those students on Monday, November 9.  Based off of the equation used by the district to close down, the soonest date that students would be returning is Monday, November 30.  "The transition back to on site learning as part of the hybrid model will occur once the transmission rates fall below 50 positive COVID-19 cases per 10,000 within a two week period in Douglas County and the trend is stable."

A variety of advance preparations have been made to ease the transition to all virtual learning for the district - everything from picking up books and materials to instruments, etc. Click here to visit the district's website to get the full details.