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Wasatch High School Closes To In-School Learning For Two Weeks

Wasatch High School

Wasatch High School is moving to an online learning model school wide beginning on Monday. Concerns about a spike in positive COVID-19 cases in the community has prompted the move.

School District Communications Director Kirsta Albert sent the notice to parents in the school district explaining that the move to 100% online learning for the high school would last through Friday, October 24. The normally scheduled Fall Break for students is Oct 14 through October 19.

Extra-curricular activities will continue, and additional cases will be handled on a program-by-program basis.

The shift to at home learning is happening in the high school only. They state that the mitigation efforts in the district have been effective and that the elementary and middle schools have not reached the threshold of active cases that would warrant closing.

According to the district website, there are 30 positive cases among the more than 7500 students and 1200 employees. Five cases are from the elementary grades and 13 cases come from the high school. An additional 12 positive cases have been detected in district staff.

The Wasatch County School District Communications Director did not respond to a request to make a comment for this story. 

KPCW reporter Carolyn Murray covers Summit and Wasatch County School Districts. She also reports on wildlife and environmental stories, along with breaking news. Carolyn has been in town since the mid ‘80s and raised two daughters in Park City.
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