Adams 14 to move all schools to remote-learning as COVID-19 case surge

Adams 14 announced Friday that the school district will move all schools to remote-learning next week following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Students will attend virtual classes at least from Jan. 10 until Jan. 14 because Adams County as a whole has seen cases increase 357% in two weeks, according to the letter the district sent parents.

The district is one of the first to shift to online learning since returning from winter break. Schools in the Denver metro area have sought to keep students in in-person classes, but are facing widespread staffing shortages amid the rise of the omicron variant.

Earlier in the week, Denver Public Schools moved all classes online for a day following a shortage of bus drivers during the snowstorm.

Adams 14 is also canceling sports for middle school students next week. However, high school activities will go on as normal, according to the letter.

The district will still provide meals for students next week. On Jan. 10, lunches will be served between 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m. at each school except for Sanville and STARS students. The former will be served at Central Elementary School and the latter at Rose Hill Elementary School, according to the letter.

Then, starting on Jan. 11, meals will be delivered to neighborhood locations. The details of which have not yet been provided.

Adams 14 said it will make a decision by Jan. 13 on whether classes will remain remote or if the district will resume in-person lessons.

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