Students at Kewaunee School District will have to wait another two weeks before they can return to in-person instruction. District officials opted to stick with the virtual option for now due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases not just in Kewaunee County but in the region as a whole. In-person classes were originally going to resume on Monday before the session. Kewaunee High School Principal Mike Bennett complimented the students, staff, and school board for taking everything in stride over the last two weeks. He has heard more positive feedback from parents this time around, saying students are able to get more out of the virtual instruction now than they did in the spring. There are still some students who are unable to participate in virtual learning easily due to poor Internet connections at their homes. Bennett says with a little social distancing in gym, they have been able to address that.
The last day of virtual instruction could be October 16th. From there, Bennett says they could either decide to open the school up fully again or go with a different model where the buildings would be at two-thirds capacity with students attending with others in their same cohort.