For the first time since the fall, Sevastopol School District will welcome all of its students back to the classroom if their families so choose on March 1st. The district has been in its current A/B model since the end of September when at one point contact tracing kept nearly 10 percent of its student population in quarantine. That was preceded by two weeks of 100 percent in-person learning. The number of positive cases has dwindled in recent weeks and close to 20 percent of the county’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sevastopol Superintendent Kyle Luedtke says that gives him confidence moving forward.
The district currently only has one positive case and four people in quarantine due to COVID-19. Luedtke added that the district’s cleaning procedure and 14-day quarantine period for close contacts will stay in place. Approximately seven percent of elementary and high school students and eight percent of middle school students have opted out of in-person learning according to principals Adam Baier and Aaron Hilts earlier this month. Currently Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma, Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, and Washington Island School District offer 100 percent in-person learning.