In an update to its "Return to Learn" instruction plan, the Cedar Rapids Community School District notes on Facebook and its website that after originally planning to resume in-person instruction on November 30, it has applied for an extended waiver to now continue all-remote learning for all students through December 11.

If conditions surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic were to improve, the district notes it would consider an in-person return option on December 7 but as of now, students should expect to return a week later, on December 14.

District families are being kept in the loop at all times about any changes, and if that timeline were to in fact be moved up, you'll know by December 3.

In a statement about the announcement on Facebook, CRCSD said "it is our greatest hope to get students back to in-person instruction as soon as possible. We know that this year continues to put a strain on families; we do not take these decisions lightly. Please know that we will continue to monitor what is happening in the community as well as within our school district."  Also note, athletics and activities are suspended during this remote learning and instruction period. Slight declines in COVID positivity cases during the recent 14-day period were not significant enough to consider a return to in-person learning at this time.

We join the Cedar Rapids School District in wishing all students and families a safe and happy holiday break.

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