Fertile-Beltrami to Return to Full, In-Person Learning for First Time Since Spring
Fertile, MN — From hybrid and distance learning in the high school to even distance learning for all students for a brief period, the Fertile-Beltrami School District has just about done it all when it comes learning models this year. And now this Wednesday, February 3rd, the district will switch to full, in person learning for both the high school and elementary for the first time since the pandemic began this spring. Fertile-Beltrami Superintendent Brian Clarke says they’ll keep a close eye on the COVID situation, but for now all students will be back in-person five days a week.
The district did bump up the dismissal time up to 2:48pm to accommodate for the additional prep time staff are required to have by the state, and Superintendent Clarke says students may notice a few other adjustments that will have to be made to accommodate for the increase in students and the need to space everyone out.
Clarke says the Fertile-Beltrami school district has come a long way since the COVID-19 pandemic spiked in mid-November and they were forced to go into full distance learning.
Clarke added that there is no guarantee that the students will remain with full, in-person learning for the rest of the year and will make learning model adjustments as needed.