The David Douglas School Board has extended Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) until at least Jan. 28, 2021. The District previously had targeted Jan. 4 to return to in-person learning.
The extension allows the District’s secondary schools to continue with CDL through the school year’s second semester. It also reflects the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Multnomah County, which seem to indicate there will be no return to in-person learning any time soon.
Though the State of Oregon has lowered the threshold to return to in-person learning, COVID-19 cases are moving in the wrong direction, and Oregon is currently at an all-time high in terms of numbers of new cases per day.
The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our highest priority, and this latest move reflects that value. If the rate of infections dramatically reverses, the District will reconsider its reopening date.
We urge our families to continue to be safe. Keep socially distant, avoid social gatherings, wear a mask in public, wash your hands. We want our students back inside our schools, but we can’t do that until as a community we can get control of the coronavirus.