On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Kelloggsville Superintendent Samuel Wright was one of 46 area superintendents who signed a letter warning about the dangers of rising rates of COVID-19 in West Michigan.
That letter noted that in the face of rising COVID cases, “schools may be asked to shift to a distance learning instructional model either periodically or for an extended period of time until cases decline.”
Just two days later, Wright signed another letter, this one addressed to his parents, letting them know that today, Oct. 23, and Monday, Oct. 26, both Kelloggsville Middle School and Kelloggsville High School would indeed be moving to remote learning.
The reason, Wright wrote, was “several students/staff that have exhibited COVID symptoms.”
Added Wright: “We are confident that closing the school will result in containing the spread of COVID and that our students will be able to return to a very safe learning environment.”
The plan, Wright said, was for in-person students at the two shuttered schools to resume in-person classes on Tuesday. And, he noted, all of the district’s elementary schools were still open for in-person classes.