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Racine Unified School District will begin school year with remote learning

RACINE (CBS 58) -- The Racine Unified School District announced Friday, July 24 it will begin the 2020-2021 school year with remote learning. 

According to a news release, RUSD's Smart Start 2020 Plan meets the academic and social/emotional needs of students while keeping everyone safe. The district said 100-percent remote learning will go through the first quarter of the school year, and ending Nov. 6. 

"Our Re-Entry Planning Team made up of more than 150 District administrators, teachers, community members and parents, have been planning for a safe return to school since May," a news release says in part. "We’ve gathered feedback from thousands of parents and guardians, staff and community members through surveys and a virtual listening session and worked closely with our local and state health departments to make informed and data-driven decisions as we’ve developed our plan for returning to school this fall."

"Please know that we want nothing more than to bring our students back to school face-to-face and commit to doing so when we know it is a safe decision," RUSD Superintendent Dr. Eric Gallien said in a statement. "We will continue to plan and prepare as thoughtfully and diligently as we can, responding to the latest information, collaborating with our local health departments and continuing to be flexible and fluid in order to provide our students with the best possible learning experience."

Remote Learning at RUSD: 

  • Students will be taught in a remote format by their school teacher(s) following a defined schedule.
  • Details about instruction will be provided to parents in the coming weeks.
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