The Sheboygan Area School District on Tuesday said it will temporarily transition all schools to online learning.
The move comes as coronavirus cases in Sheboygan County and throughout Wisconsin have steadily increased over the last few weeks.
Last week, the district moved Jackson Elementary, Pigeon River Elementary and the Early Learning Center to virtual learning. Now all schools will function that way, temporarily.
The last day of in-person learning for students will be Friday. Monday will be a non-school day for all students, and virtual learning across the district will start on Tuesday. The anticipated return to in-person learning in the hybrid model is November 2.
"Our schools have prepared for the need to move students to an all online learning option," an announcement on the district's website said. "We have improved the learning experience in a virtual environment, based on what we learned from last spring, and are ready to provide an interactive online learning experience."
The district has created presentations for each grade level that can be accessed here.
The district said parents should contact their school’s office if they have specific questions. Here are school phone numbers.
Here are a few things to know
• All school buildings will be closed for in-person instruction, athletics/sports, co-curricular activities, and Community Recreation Department activities including child care, fitness centers and facility rentals through November 2.
• The district is expanding their meal distribution while schools are in virtual learning. Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the door of the following school locations: Cleveland, Cooper, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln-Erdman, Longfellow, James Madison, Pigeon River, Sheridan, North and South.
• The district's Instructional Technology Support site has video tutorials and tips on how to use online learning platforms.