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Return to Learn Update Feb23
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February 23, 2021

Dear WSD3 Families, 

It has been our goal this school year to get all students back in-person at school as it is the most effective learning model for students. We’ve successfully kept our elementary students in-person since fall, and now due to increasing vaccine availability, low transmission rates, and our ongoing safety practices within the district, we will bring secondary students back in-person after spring break.  


Beginning the week of March 29, we will bring back junior high and high school students in-person four days a week. Students will learn from home on Mondays, and attend in-person Tuesday through Friday. 

Only the Online Cohort (sometimes referred to as Cohort C) will be allowed to continue with distance learning at home. Students in Cohort A or Cohort B will not have the option to switch from in-person to distance learning. Students in Cohort A and Cohort B will be required to attend in-person instruction at school. 

For those who have students in the Online Cohort and are interested in having your student return to in-person learning, please contact your student’s school directly. Secondary schools will be communicating schedules and additional information out to students and parents in the next couple weeks. 


While we want you to enjoy spring break with family, we hope you will make safe choices that allow your students to return to school. Our goal is to get students back in the classroom and keep them in the classroom. 

We ask that you keep your student home if:

  • Your student has developed COVID-19 like symptoms OR

  • Your student has come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 OR

  • A family member in your household has developed COVID-19 like symptoms (such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) AND has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19


As a reminder, if the district closes due to inclement weather we will transition into e-learning or a “learn from home” day using our distance learning model. Students will be required to follow their classroom instructions for learning at home. 

We will use the term “e-learning” on Flash Alert which posts closure/delay messages on the bottom scroll of local TV news stations. 

Thank you for your continued support. 


Scott Campbell