Jan 13, 2022 9:58 PM

Reno Co. school returns to remote learning after COVID spike

Posted Jan 13, 2022 9:58 PM

Hutch Post

LANGDON — A sharp increase in quarantines and positive COVID cases has forced Fairfield USD 310 to close effective tomorrow. All activities for Friday as well as next week are canceled. 

Superintendent Betsy McKinney says the positive cases are among both the students and staff.

“We have 20% of our student body out, affected by COVID, with positive or in quarantine,” McKinney said. “We also have 39% of our teachers and paraprofessionals gone as of today (Thursday).”

Students will be in remote learning starting Tuesday and running through Friday. McKinney says they are prepared for students to learn from home.

“We have the capability to do that,” McKinney said. “We are preparing our students by sending home devices today and then having a materials pick-up on Monday for the younger students.”

Teachers who are not sick or quarantined will be working from campus. Fairfield will release more details about everything on Monday and provide parents with pick-up times for school work. Older students will take home devices Thursday. Students may also take home workbooks and textbooks they could need next week.

Student meals will be available for pick-up during next week’s four days of remote learning.