Hesperia cancels K-12 in-person instruction until Jan. 11.

November 16, 2020

Hesperia cancels K-12 in-person instruction until Jan. 11.

Five staff members test positive for COVID-19.

HESPERIA — Hesperia Community Schools Superintendent Vaughn White announced Monday evening, Nov. 16, that K-12 in-person instruction is canceled until Jan. 11 after five staff members tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday.

White said the school board met Monday evening “and discussed the very serious concerns regarding the spread of this virus in our community and the significant impact it has had on our school.

“Because of our concern for the safety of students and staff we are closing school beginning tomorrow, Nov. 17.

“Because of the concern of spread over the holidays, we plan to have school resume to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

“Our community spread is three times the recommended level for in-person instruction.

“In the next day or two, teachers will be reaching out to you and your children regarding our remote learning process. I know there will be many questions regarding next steps, so please be assured we will be communicating our plan to you.

“Parents, this is a difficult decision as we know the value of in-person learning, but your child and family’s safety has to be paramount in this pandemic.”

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