MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) announced Tuesday that Henry David Thoreau School will move to virtual learning starting Wednesday due to COVID-19.
The students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 4 after MPS' 10-day COVID-19 quarantine conclusion during winter break.
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Students, families, and staff were first notified of the transition on Tuesday.
"The decision to move to virtual learning was made to decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19, due to the school community reporting that three percent or more of the total school population has tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period," MPS said in a statement.
Students and families can expect additional outreach on instructions for virtual learning. Families should contact the school if they need technology assistance.