Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) has announced that after careful consideration and a review of positive tests, quarantine and isolation numbers, attendance data, and available staff, the decision has been made to pause in person instruction at all school sites until Jan. 24.
“Through our contact tracing, we have seen indications of spread of COVID in our schools,” Interim Superintendent Jennifer Guy said in a news release.
Students will temporarily have remote learning from Tuesday, Jan. 18 until Monday Jan. 24. Schools are not in session Monday, Jan. 17 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Students will return to campus for in person instruction Jan. 24.
All in person classes, meetings and activities must be held remotely, be rescheduled, or be canceled during this window. This also applies to after school clubs and YMCA.
Students at Mountain Elementary School also will return to class Jan. 24 with the rest of the district.
“Although we will review the data, we expect all LAPS students to return to their school sites on Monday, Jan. 24,” Guy said.
Principals and teachers communicated with parents and students today about how to access remote instruction at each school and sent materials home with students today.
“We appreciate your patience and commitment to the safety of our schools,” Guy said.