Pelican School goes remote for two weeks
A second School District of Rhinelander elementary school has paused in-person learning and will begin a two-week remote program beginning today, Oct. 23.
According to Superintendent Eric Burke, nine school staff were out Thursday, one testing positive and eight in close-contact quarantine.
“We exceeded a critical number as established by Oneida County Health to remain in person at the school,” Burke stated in a letter posted on the district website. “On top of those in quarantine or isolation, we have several others in the building awaiting tests or that are ill.”
Burke reiterated the connection between the schools and the community in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
“How are each of us staying safe, and helping others stay safe?” he stated.
Pelican students are expected to return to in-person learning Nov. 9.
On Oct. 14 Crescent School went to remote learning temporarily. That school is set to reopen for in-person learning Nov. 2.