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The district's 11,000 students will learn remotely until at least Jan. 29 due to the pandemic

PMG FILE PHOTO - Reynolds School District students will continue to learn remotely at least until the end of Jan. Students in the Reynolds School District will continue to study remotely until at least the end of January 2021 as a safety precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students will be taught via distance learning through at least Friday, Jan. 29, Superintendent Danna Diaz said at an online Reynolds School Board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28.

"We would much prefer to be in our school buildings sooner," Diaz said.

Reynolds is not alone in pushing back in-person learning until next year.

Earlier in October, Portland Public Schools said it would not welcome students back into buildings until after Thursday, Jan. 28.

Gresham-Barlow School District earlier announced will continue online at least through the end of November.

Students at Reynolds and other local districts have been learning at home, online since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic gathered steam. The virus has already killed more than 670 Oregonians and infected more than 43,000. Cases of the coronavirus have been on the rise in Oregon in the last few weeks and experts predict a surge in cases nationwide this winter.


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