Waubun-Ogema-White Earth to Begin Distance Learning November 10th

Waubun-Ogema-White Earth to Begin Distance Learning November 10th

October 27, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ School News - KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/27/20)

Waubun, MN — The Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School hinted last week that a transition to distance learning was likely in the near the future. Just a few days later that possibility became reality as the district announced that they would officially plan to begin distance learning starting November 10th. On Monday, the district did not have enough substitutes to cover for absent teaching staff who are quarantined or awaiting test results. Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Superintendent Lisa Weber says while the 14-day positivity rate in the county is high, their staffing struggles was the main factor in transitioning to distance learning.

Parents should start planning now as the transition to distance learning actually begins next week. Superintendent Weber says there won’t be any students on site beginning on Wednesday, November 4th.

Food Services will not be offered during the transition period, but Weber says it will be available to all students who request it once they begin distance learning.

Superintendent Weber is hopeful that the distance learning is only temporary and will allow the district to go into a reset mode. Out of caution, she did not give a timeline or goal for a return to hybrid learning. In the meantime, she encourages parents to stay informed and practice good COVID behavior.

Again, if you have question regarding the Distance Learning Plan, please contact the Waubun School at 218-473-6171.