The North Mason School District has paused its plan to move K-2 students to a hybrid learning model. Last week, the District announced the return to the class two days a week would start on Thursday, November 12, 2020. However, after reviewing the latest data on the pandemic from local health departments and the Washington State Department of Health, District leadership determined the safest course is to put the move to a hybrid model on hold at this time and remain in remote learning.
In an email, Superintendent Dana Rosenbach explained the situation, starting with “we are very saddened by this news.” Rosenbach also said the District is “committed to ensuring the safety” of students and staff. The District will continue to review COVID-19 data and make decisions on returning students to the classroom safely on a weekly basis.