Douglass schools move online

Chad Frey

A big change came to the Douglass school district this week — the district shuttered buildings and moved all students to remote learning in the wake of six possible COVID-19 cases.

Through contract tracing the district identified 21 employees who need to quarantine for 14 days following close contact with COVID-19 patients across multiple buildings

That means that all students in the district will attend school online. The school district will offer drive through meal options to students.

The announcement came on Sunday night — all activities at Douglass High School are “paused” until Oct. 19.

That means no practices or competition until at least Oct. 19, when the district will determine if fall seasons can resume.

Middle school seasons are finished for the fall.

School was canceled for Monday, though there was activity in the buildings — middle and high students who did not take home Chromebooks before the weekend were picking up devices in the school parking lot.

The district averages about 575 students and about 60 certified/teaching staff each year, according to the Kansas Department of Education.