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Twin Falls School District to move to orange level

Posted at 1:00 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 16:58:12-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Twin Falls School District will be moving to the orange level starting Wednesday, according to district officials. The district says after rising COVID-19 cases, and a recommendation from the South Central Public Health District, all schools will move into hybrid learning starting on October 14th.

"Orange Protocols will limit the number of students in our buildings every day and as such should help prevent the spread of COVID-19," the district said in a letter to parents. "This protocol is a hybrid distance and in-person learning model so it is important that you know on which days your children will attend school."

  • Students with the last names A-K will attend face to face on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Students with the last names L-Z will attend face to face on Wednesday and Friday
  • Secondary students will be online on Mondays
  • Elementary cohorts will attend face to face every other Monday until 11:30 a.m.
  • For extracurricular activities, participants are allowed to designate two spectators (beginning Monday, October 12)

As a reminder, the four levels are green, yellow, orange, and red.

"Our goal is to help reduce spread in the community so that we can return to the yellow schedule and keep us from having to use the Red Protocol level, which would mean complete distance learning for all students," the district said.