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Sahuarita high schools shift to remote learning

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Posted at 1:16 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 15:18:29-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Sahuarita Unified School District has shifted to remote learning for its high schools for the rest of the semester.

Starting Friday, Dec. 4, all in-person hybrid school students will learn from home.

The move is a reaction to the number of positive on-campus cases and quarantined people at the district's high schools, as well as the absenteeism rate and staffing levels.

“We continue with intentional focus upon the dashboard metrics, public health counsel, and evaluation of local variables,” said superintendent Manuel Valenzuela, in a statement. “The goal is in-person instruction, to the extent it is possible. However, the emerging evidence suggests that moving our high schools to remote learning is a reasonable and prudent action at this time.”