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List: Northeast Ohio schools that have announced transition out of in-person learning due to COVID-19 surge

Several school districts across Northeast Ohio have gone either partially or fully remote due to positive cases in the district.

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video aired on November 23, 2020

As COVID-19 cases once again spike in the state of Ohio, multiple school districts have seen an interruption to in-person learning. 

Below, we have compiled a list of Northeast Ohio schools that have made announcements in regards to moving to remote learning this month because of coronavirus concerns:

Bay Village City Schools:

The district has shifted to eLearning effective Wednesday, November 18th. At this time, Bay is planning to return to In-building mode on Monday, December 7th. "We are making this difficult decision because we are well aware that there is increasing community spread across our city, county and state resulting in rising hospitalizations and quarantines. This surge is being reflected in our own data," Superintendent Jodie Hausmann wrote in a letter to parents.

Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District:

Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools have shifted to a full remote learning model until Friday, December 18 when winter break begins. "Our current local numbers and the inability to find substitutes for those staff members who have either tested positive for COVID-19, or who are under a quarantine order, present significant challenges in staffing our buildings. Further, we continue to see positive cases in our high school despite having been remote for a full week," the district said in a letter on its website. 

Chardon Local Schools:

Chardon Local Schools will move to its Remote Learning Model beginning on Monday, December 7 and continuing through Monday, January 4. For the rest of this week, school will remain in session to allow children to bring home personal belongings, technology, textbooks, and materials and to review procedures with teachers and administrators to prepare for the transition to remote learning.

Clearview Local Schools: 

In an email sent to 3News, an official for the district said that due to rising COVID-19 cases within the county, the schools will go fully remote beginning on Monday, November 23. This includes all hybrid students currently attending Vinect Elementary School, Durling Middle School, and Clearview High School.

Coventry Local School District:

Due to the recent number of positive cases, potential spread, and the number of Coventry staff and students impacted by COVID-19, Coventry Schools says it will transition to remote-learning on Thursday, November 12 through Friday, December 4. Students will resume in-person learning on Monday, December 7, 2020. 

Kenston Schools:

The district will begin remote learning on Monday, December 7 through Tuesday, December 22. Kenston plans to return to in-person instruction on Monday, January 4. Along with local health officials, school leaders will continue to assess the ability to return to in-person learning and communicate any changes in return plans to families as information becomes available.  

For the rest of this week, children will be bringing home belongings, textbooks, materials and reviewing procedures to prepare for the transition to the remote learning model.

Kirtland Local Schools:

On Friday, Kirtland made the decision to move fully remote beginning on Monday, November 23. The last day for all extracurricular activities within the district will be Saturday, November 21.

Madison Local School District:

The district announced that it will continue to remain in virtual learning mode through December 22, 2020.

Madison is also pausing all sports and activities through this time. Coaches and advisors will be able to meet with their groups virtually but all scheduled events will be paused.

Mayfield City Schools: 

Mayfield High School will remain in remote, online learning through at least December 7.

Mentor Public Schools: 

The district has made the decision to extend fully remote learning districtwide through January 8th. School leaders are aiming for a return to their in-person Hybrid model on Monday, January 11th.

Painesville City Local Schools:

The district will be closed for in-person learning while Lake County is at the "purple" risk level. All students will transition to remote learning. Schools will be closed for in-person learning until at least December 14.

For students in grades six through twelve, and for elementary students who were already online learners, nothing will change from what they are currently doing for remote learning. 

Riverside Local Schools:

The district announced that all students (grades Pre-K-12) will transition to remote learning until at least the end of Winter Break.

Near the end of Winter Break, in collaboration with the Lake County General Health District, school leaders will reassess the situation to determine a return date, which will be based upon the level and severity of COVID-19 spread, as well as the District’s ability to maintain adequate staffing.

In addition, all in-person athletics and club activities will remain paused until further notice. Coaches and advisors will continue to communicate to students virtually and provide updates as information becomes available.

St. Ignatius High School:

St. Ignatius has announced that it has pivoted to remote learning for the remainder of the calendar year. The school says its plan is to resume in person learning on Monday, January 11, returning with its current On Campus schedule.

St. Joseph and John School in Strongsville:

The school informed parents on Friday that it has decided to shift to full remote learning. The building will be closed on Monday, November 16. Parents are asked to pick up needed materials on Tuesday, November 17. Digital learning will then begin on Wednesday, November 18 and continue after the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks until Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

CYO Athletics will be shut down for the winter sports season at St. Joseph and John as well.

Shaker Heights Schools:

The district has announced that PreK-12 students will return to full remote learning beginning Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 18, which is the start of winter break. In addition, Shaker Heights High School and Middle School in-person athletic practices and competitions are suspended immediately and until further notice. 

All PreK-8 buildings will remain open for onsite and online learning through this Friday, November 20. 

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Springfield Local Schools (Akron):

Remote learning for grades 4-6 began on December 1, while grades 7-12 will remain in remote. Virtual learning for the district will continue through December 18, with the hope of returning to in-person learning on January 5, 2021.

Walsh Jesuit High School: 

On Tuesday, November 17, school officials announced that the Northeast Ohio high school would be transitioning to fully remote courses beginning the following week. Walsh Jesuit says it hopes to return in-person beginning in January. 

Wickliffe Schools: 

The district will remain in remote learning through the end of winter break.

Editor's Note: The below video aired on November 30, 2020


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