Students and families are planning to return to the hybrid school model. Below is an update from Eau Claire Schools regarding the plan to shift some students back to classrooms next week.
The Eau Claire Area School District will return to a blended learning model starting Thursday, December 10.
The district had implemented a short-term shift to 100 percent virtual learning for the period of November 30 to December 9, as a result of a large number of staff quarantines due to confirmed or potential exposures to COVID-19.
At this time, ECASD’s staff COVID-19 survey data indicates the
district will have sufficient staffing to return to a blended instructional model for all grade levels. Over the past several weeks, school and district administration have been closely monitoring local COVID-19 data and its impact on ECASD’s schools and community. This has involved analyzing and
disaggregating staff absence data. Student COVID-19 cases and quarantines across the school district also remain below ECASD’s internal thresholds.
“We certainly acknowledge that our staff absence data will fluctuate; however, if those absences increase sharply in the upcoming days,
the we will determine any instructional model adjustments and communicate them immediately,” said Michael Johnson, ECASD Superintendent.