Districts contemplate continuation of remote learning option

Parents in Door and Kewaunee counties may still have the option of keeping their kids home for remote learning next school year. While most students in Door and Kewaunee counties have had the option to attend in-person classes over the last year, school districts have allowed families to keep their kids at home to learn remotely as a pandemic-related precaution. Sturgeon Bay School District will still give families that option next school year, though it will look different. At the high school, students will have five days to see if the remote learning option is still right for them before having to commit for at least a quarter. They will also have a specific online teacher they have to meet with at least every two weeks and failing a course could require them to go back to in-person learning.  At Sunrise Elementary School, the students will also be assigned a specific online teacher and will have to commit to at least six weeks of remote learning before a possible return to in-person learning. Sturgeon Bay District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says much like the pandemic has changed over the course of the last year, their plans will likely evolve as well to fit the needs of their families.

Sturgeon Bay’s other schools are still finalizing their details for next school year. Kewaunee and Gibraltar’s school board have spoken about the future of their virtual learning options at meetings held earlier this year. Washington Island School District Superintendent of Business Services Sue Cornell says the topic will come up at its meeting while Sevastopol Administrator Kyle Luedtke says they will tackle that topic this summer. You can click on the links above for more information on the Sturgeon Bay schools’ remote learning options for the 2021-2022 school year.

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