North country school districts pivot to all-remote learning

North country school districts pivot to all-remote learning
COVID-19 and schools (Source: MGN)

BEAVER FALLS, N.Y. (WWNY) - Three north country school districts are switching to all-remote learning.

Classes will be online at Beaver River Central Thursday and Friday.

School officials say the number of staff in quarantine is larger than the pool of available substitutes. They say there have been no new confirmed cases in the district.

BOCES students will still attend their programs. Transportation will be provided.

The school will return to it hybrid schedule on Tuesday.

Students have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off.

Indian River Central School is moving to all-remote learning starting Tuesday. It will last at least through Friday, January 29.

District officials say while in-school COVID cases have been low, positivity continues to rise in the community at large, “causing further quarantines and general impact to our school programming.”

In a letter, superintendent Mary Anne Dobmeier said “the day-day challenge of not knowing what to expect is also stressful on students, parents and staff – especially with the potential for changes on any given day.

Carthage Central School District will shift to all-remote learning beginning next Tuesday.

Superintendent Jennifer Premo, in a letter, said the decision was made due to the rising number of COVID cases and associated quarantines.

She said the goal is to return to in-person learning on February 1.

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