Olathe middle, high schoolers to go remote after Thanksgiving

Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 16:25:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Olathe School District joined a growing list of school districts Wednesday in announcing that middle and high school students will go to remote learning after Thanksgiving.

As part of Wednesday’s announcement, the district said elementary school students will continue with full-time, in person learning.

The district said it made the decision based on recent increases in COVID-19 cases and consultation with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

"We know this decision will greatly disappoint some families. We know some families will feel relief,” a statement from the district said. “We are aware the remote learning format provides challenges for some of our students and families. We want students learning in-person, too.”

Activities and athletics will continue for middle and high school students on a voluntary basis, though mitigation strategies must be in place.

More information about Wednesday’s announcement is available on the district’s website.