La Crescent-Hokah to move middle-schoolers virtual due to COVID-19

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) — As COVID-19 continues to spread among students in the La Crescent-Hokah School District, district officials said Monday that all 5-12 graders will go to distance learning starting Tuesday through at least Monday, May 10.

All activities for all grades are closed through May 10, although Monday night activities will still take place.

“Our COVID-19 response team will continue to be in consultation with the MN Department of Health and Houston County Public Health to identify a date to return to in-person and/or hybrid learning.  We are hopeful this total pause will help to stop the spread so that we can finish out the school year either in person or hybrid and also be able to complete the spring sports season,” said officials in a letter to parents and students.

Elementary school students will continue to learn in-person; however, it is subject to change. Middle and high school students (5-12) will continue in distance learning through May 10. What will happen on May 11 will be determined and will be shared by Friday, May 7.

“We urge all families, as well as community members, to practice physical distancing, wearing masks, staying home if you feel ill, and avoiding large gatherings of any kind to help control the spread,” said the district officials.