Status of Return to Partial In-Person Learning
In light of recent announcements by neighboring districts of their potential return to partial in-person learning this fall, we have received a few inquiries with regards to plans for the Yakima School District.
As indicated in our original announcement in August, we have begun to invite a very small number of students, most negatively impacted by remote learning, to return for some in-person support.
Also as announced in August, the Yakima School District plan is to remain in remote learning through the end of the first semester. We will continue to monitor the situation and would like to offer the following information.
During remote learning, with only some staff in the buildings and additional sanitation measures, the Yakima School District has experienced a number of positive COVID-19 cases. This has required intermittent building closures as well as additional staff being quarantined. We remain concerned that increasing the number of persons on our campuses in the near future will negatively impact the health and safety of our staff, students, and community.
Note: For those tuned into athletics and activities, YSD's plan to return to partial in-person learning at the second semester supports the return of YSD athletes to the WIAA's seasons 2, 3, and 4.