DULUTH, MN -- The Duluth School District announced Friday it's extending its current learning models for students and teachers through December.
According to district leaders, that means elementary students will continue hybrid learning while middle and high schoolers will keep distance learning.
The district based its decision on the ongoing rise over time in local, state and national COVID-19 rates, according to a news release.
“I know that all of us long for a return to normal,” said Superintendent John Magas in a message to staff and families. “We all look forward to a return to full face-to face learning when our situation improves and when we can safely do so.”
Magas said the district is working with secondary schools to prepare for more in-person learning if county and local COVID numbers drop and stay low over time.
Athletics and activities will continue in the Duluth School District for now.
Magas said while there are no plans to do so at this time, the district is prepared to move into all distance learning and pause athletics and extracurricular activities if COVID numbers rise and it’s deemed necessary by state and county health and education officials.