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COVID-19 causes hiccups in district

Quarantine prompts officials to close schools for extra day


September 29, 2021

Scott Swanson

Children and parents exit Oak Heights School at the end of the first day of school, earlier this month.

By Benny Westcott

Of The New Era

According to a district-wide email issued last week, with 145 students and staff quarantined as of Friday, Sept. 24, the Sweet Home School District will not hold school Thursday, Oct. 7.

"Staff members will work on (that date) developing extended lesson plans so we can effectively serve all students, including those receiving in-person instruction, online instruction, and those receiving short-term distance learning instruction," it stated.

Superintendent Lisa Riggs, who took the helm last month (she officially moved on Monday into a new place with her dogs...

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