Pittsfield Elementary begins distance learning week on October 4th
ANN ARBOR, MI – Pittsfield Elementary will switch to online learning next week to help combat the local spread of COVID-19.
According to Ann Arbor Public Schools, Pittsfield Elementary will transition into five-day distance learning from Monday, October 4th through October 8th.
During this time, Rec & Ed’s Extended Day Programs will also be canceled, according to a press release.
AAPS cited the number of currently confirmed cases, high absences of students and students in quarantine as the reason for switching to distance learning.
“Introducing a temporary break in the school assembly in our Pittsfield Elementary School community is a measure to contain the next step to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a healthy and safe return to school,” it says in the message.
As of Wednesday, eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported to AAPS in the Pittsfield school community, the statement said. Officials say these cases are related to family and community exposure, with multiple siblings living in multiple classrooms.
There has also been a high number of student absences, according to AAPS, with around 30% of the student body leaving school on Friday, including around 50 who are in quarantine.
Privacy regulations prevent the school district from disclosing personal information about anyone in the community who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The school will publish an update on October 4th with more information on the distance learning schedule and food distribution.
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