LIST: Schools return to online learning amid surge of COVID cases
SEATTLE - Schools in Western Washington are opting to return once again to online learning, as another surge in COVID-19 cases has left hundreds of students and staff in quarantine.
Several schools are will return to remote learning on Wednesday. Reasons vary from high COVID transmission to too many staff members being quarantined to effectively hold class. Other schools are simply canceling classes due to low staffing. Currently, the online switch only looks to be temporary, with most schools planning to return in-person after a week.
Lake Washington School District
- Eastlake High School will move to remote learning starting Wednesday, Jan. 12 and return for in-person learning Jan. 21. This is the fourth high school in the Lake Washington School District switching to remote learning.
Northshore School District
- Bothell High School: Remote learning starting Wednesday, Jan. 12; in-person learning will resume after the weekend on Jan. 24.
Seattle Public Schools
- Franklin High School: Remote learning starting Wednesday, Jan. 12; in-person learning will resume Jan. 18.
- Lowell Elementary: Remote learning starting Wednesday, Jan. 12; in-person learning will resume Jan. 20.
- Kimball Elementary: In-person learning starting Thursday, Jan. 13 after this week's cancelations.
These Seattle schools will be shifting to remote learning this week and will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 24.
- South Shore PK-8
- Aki Kurose Middle School
- Meany Middle School
- Mercer International Middle School
- Olympic Hills Elementary School
- Broadview-Thomson K-8
- Cleveland High School
- Chief Sealth HS
This list will be updated as more information is provided.
You can find a list of other school closures and delays here.
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