School fall break extended through Monday, Covid outbreak in Monticello schools

Fall Break has been extended in the San Juan School District. There will be no school for students district wide on Monday, it will be a teacher/staff work day.

Additionally there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Monticello schools involving at least three students and half a dozen staff members. The district is working closely with San Juan Public Health.

The district is reporting mask and other district protocols must be strictly followed.

Additionally at-home online learning offered by the district will be going away for students in Blanding, Monticello and La Sal, citing widespread lack of success.

Schools will contact parents who are impacted by the elimination of option two in the Mountain Region, remote learning offered by a third-party known as option three will remain.

A hybrid option will be created and temporarily available to option one enrolled students who have experienced a direct exposure to COVID-19 as determined by district administration and/or local health department officials.

This option will be referred to as the COVID-19 Hybrid Option. At the end of the final quarantine date students will be expected to return to option one learning.

The COVID-19 Hybrid Option is not available for those who self-select to quarantine without proper approval from school/district administration related to Covid-19 exposure.

Any student who would like to request approval for self quarantine may share concerns with school administration to determine the best plan for that student.

Requests for special circumstances must be related to Covid-19 exposure to be approved by the School Administrator, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, and Superintendent for final approval.

The change will not affect students in the River Region schools of the district including all schools south of Blanding.

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