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New wrinkle: 4th-graders, up to start school at home in fall


August 5, 2020

Of The New Era

Sweet Home students in grades 4 through 12 will be required to learn from home instead of attending school in person in fall, according to new information from the Oregon Department of Education.

The newest guidelines from the state mandate distance learning for school districts in regions that fail to meet certain COVID-19 metrics for three weeks straight. Those metrics are 10 or fewer cases per 100,000 people in a seven-day period, a test positivity rate of 5 percent or less in that same period, and a state metric of the same test positivity rate.

Students in grades K throu...

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