MPS' Metcalfe School transitions to virtual learning until Jan. 4, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --  Milwaukee Public Schools announced that beginning Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 students will return to virtual learning for ten days. 

It is part of the school's COVID-19 plan to switch to virtual learning when three percent or more of the students and staff test positive for COVID within a 14-day period.

According to the district's weekly COVID-19 dashboard, between Monday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 17, six students and two teachers tested positive. That was more than twice as many as the previous week. 

The 10-day quarantine return date concludes during winter break for MPS classes. Metcalfe students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

The students, families, and staff of Metcalfe were first notified about the transition to virtual learning Monday, December 20, 2021.

School staff will report to their respective buildings and work independently from their individual classroom or office space. Students and families can expect additional outreach from their child's teacher on instructions for virtual learning. Families should contact the school if they are in need of technology assistance.

The district said it will continue to encourage safe and healthy guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. MPS requires all students, staff, and visitors to wear face-coverings, and encourage everyone to cover sneezes and coughs, practice physical distancing, and wash hands thoroughly and often.

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