Stevens Point College District to go to e-mastering on Jan. 10

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – The Stevens Level Faculty District superintendent announced to mothers and fathers on Thursday, the district will transfer to digital learning for one 7 days commencing January 10, 2022.

Superintendent Craig Gerlach claimed the move to e-mastering for Pre-K – 12 grade is thanks to COVID instances in the district and “staff ability concerns”.

SPASH pupils will have an e-studying and catch-up working day on Friday, January 7.

The district’s COVID-19 dashboard displays there are six verified good circumstances for SPASH team, when 27 college students have confirmed cases. District-vast there are 92 confirmed active scenarios in college students and 42 staff lively situations.

Here’s the overall message despatched to dad and mom:

District-Extensive E-Mastering Monday, January 10 – Friday, January 14, 2022

This conversation is to regretfully tell you that due to recent and various COVID

instances across the District, as effectively as important employees potential considerations, we require to take

rapid action.

As a result, the Stevens Stage Location General public Faculty District (SPAPSD) is shifting all college students

PreK-12th grade to E-Learning starting Monday, January 10 by way of Friday,

January 14, 2022. According to Portage County Wellness and Human Solutions, there has

been a dramatic maximize in optimistic COVID instances in Portage County as effectively as point out-vast,

and this 7 days the District has experienced that exact development.

We have been fully commited given that the inception of the pandemic to protect face-to-deal with

instructional possibilities for our learners, though supporting the demands and safety of our

team users. However, we have attained an unparalleled variety of employees and

pupil absences owing to diseases within our structures and are not able to fill personnel

absences. Steps were being taken now to near SPASH tomorrow thanks to an approximate

25% scholar absent price. We are very concerned about how to safely operate our colleges

with this the latest uptick throughout the District.

These are not quick conclusions, and we know E-Mastering days stress people who are

doing work hard to stability many roles and responsibilities. Our intention has been and

carries on to be to work our faculties in-man or woman when it is risk-free. This final decision has been

very carefully considered and not made evenly offered the inconvenience and disruption we

know this will bring about college students and families.

As we all know, COVID is an at any time-altering scenario, one we are unable to predict and a person that

will demand our continued flexibility. We are actively checking this problem and will

continue to supply updates if any more actions will need to be taken.

If you have issues, be sure to do not hesitate to call me, [email protected] or



Craig Gerlach, Ed.S.

Superintendent of Educational facilities

Stevens Place Location General public University District

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