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LCO Ojibwe School Moves to Virtual Learning with Rise in Covid

By Jessica "Hutch" Hutchison

LCO Ojibwe School

As you know rigorous efforts have been taken to keep the students and staff of Lac Courte Oreilles safe from COVID-19. Unfortunately the number of cases in the community continues to rise and it is becoming more and more difficult to guarantee that the required supervision and staff of all classes is available. In response to the increasing number of staff that are awaiting results, under quarantine due to contact, or are remaining home with symptoms out of precaution, we have made the difficult decision to move back into a fully virtual format.

Middle School and High School classes will be fully virtual beginning Monday, November 16th and will follow the powwow schedule for classes Monday through Friday, November 16th-20th. The building will be accessible Monday, November 16th for students needing to pick up materials or devices.

Elementary classes will be in person on Monday, November 16th & students will be sent home with devices and packets for the remainder of the week. CElementary classes will be fully virtual for the remainder of the week beginning Tuesday, November 17th through Friday, November 20th. Your child’s teacher will contact you about live meetings each day.

Lunches will be available for pickup at 5 community locations (Reserve, New Post, Signor, former Hayward Co-op parking lot & the LCO School) beginning Tuesday, November 17th through Friday, November 20th from 12:00-12:30. Parents are asked to call 715 634-8924 ext. 1221 to request lunch for their student.

We hope to be in a position to return to in person classes on Monday, November 30th. We encourage all families to be vigilant in limiting contact with those outside of your household and to wear a mask when in public. Preventing the spread of Covid-19 requires all of our best efforts and cooperation.

Questions or concerns can be directed to my office at 715 634-8924, extension 1229. Thank you as always for your continued support of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School & stay safe.


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