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Duluth Public Schools extend distance learning through Jan. 21

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DULUTH, MN-- Duluth Public Schools have extended their distance learning model at elementary and secondary levels through "at least" January 21, 2021.

The announcememt came as a result of the current and projected COVID-19 rates.

According to the release, the district will continue to provide bagged breakfast/lunches for pickup Monday through Friday when school is in session.

Emergency Tier 1 childcare and KEY Zone services will continue.

As for athletics and other activities, they will await further guidance from the governor’s office and other state officials.

It was recommended by the Minnesota Department of Education and local health officials to make the shift to distance learning.

Superintendent John Magas says the district is tentatively planning to consider a return to elementary hybrid in-person learning on January 25, 2021.

“We’re hopeful that we can return to an elementary in-person hybrid model and eventually to even more in-person instruction,” said Magas. “We join the city and neighboring districts and communities to encourage preventative measures, including mask wearing and social distancing. We all want our students back in school safely as soon as possible and our collective efforts can help make that a reality.”

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