Glenbard District 87 will finish the semester with remote learning

  • Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream is extending remote learning for the rest of the semester.

    Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream is extending remote learning for the rest of the semester. Daily Herald file photo

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/24/2020 11:42 AM

Students in Glenbard High School District 87 will continue remote learning through the end of the semester due to surging COVID-19 cases in DuPage County.

District officials will alert families by Dec. 18 if students will be able return to a hybrid model when the second semester starts in January.

 

"Our ability to return to our hybrid model in January depends on the status of COVID-19 in our community and the data we receive from health department officials," Superintendent David Larson wrote in a letter to families. "Please plan carefully and be cautious during the Thanksgiving weekend and the coming holidays."

Since Nov. 6, the county's weekly per capita infection rate has increased 74% to 543 new cases for every 100,000 residents.

Larson said "it simply is not safe to return to our hybrid learning model."

The district also is pausing indoor clubs and activities because of a statewide shift to new COVID-19 restrictions, called Tier 3, on gatherings.

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