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Cadott goes virtual for two-week period


In the last week, the Cadott School District had a positive COVID-19 case identified at the elementary school and a positive case identified at the high school. All close contacts have been notified, but administrators are not able to share or confirm specific information.

“At this time, the district has 60 staff and students in quarantine, and the potential for more quarantine, as test results continue to come in,” said superintendent Jenny Starck. “We have reached the point where we are unable to have enough licensed teachers to continue our face-to-face instruction.”

Because of that, as of Nov. 2, the district has moved to a virtual model for all students for two weeks, until Friday, Nov. 13. The school plans that students would return faceto- face Monday, Nov. 16. Parent/teacher conferences will still be held virtually Nov. 5-6.

“We know this creates difficulty for many families,” said Starck. “We know that families may struggle with internet access.We have some hotspots available for checkout. Most families do not have the broadband capability for livestream instruction, so it will be provided through Google Classroom. Students will have some flexibility in accessing the content and it doesn’t have to be during the regular class time.”

Those who may need a hotspot can contact Nick Kotek at, to see if one is available.

Because this virtual time is primarily from teacher coverage, the district is still allowing extracurriculars at this time. If organizations have approved facility use permission, that may also continue. Students should not be in the building, unless they are supervised as part of an activity, or have permission to pick up or drop off needed items.

The district is also working with food service to see if meals could be available for pick-up.

“Thank you for your understanding,” said Starck. “We know most families prefer face-to-face instruction.”