KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Blue Springs School District says it will transition middle and high schoolers to remote learning after the Thanksgiving break.
All students in grades 6-12 will learn at home between Nov. 30 and Dec. 18, district administration said in a note to families Friday afternoon.
Younger students in grades pre-K through fifth grade, Prime Time and Club Care will continue going to school in-person, according to the district.
“We know this decision may come with many emotions, those of which we share with you,” the district said. “And there is nothing more that our staff and district want than to have all our students learning and growing in-person. However, we all know that the health and safety of our students and staff, along with the quality of available instruction, is critical in operating our schools.”
The district said that its plans for the second semester have not changed, and all students will return to school on Jan. 6, if families chose the in-person option.
Several other Kansas City-area districts have announced in recent days that they will transition students to remote learning between Thanksgiving and Christmas.