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Corner Canyon High School to continue online learning until at least Oct. 16

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 16:16:23-04

DRAPER, Utah — Students at Corner Canyon High School will continue online learning through at least Oct. 16, school district officials announced Friday.

The decision was made due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases at the school.

Currently, the high school has 48 active COVID-19 cases, double the amount of the next closest high school in the Canyons School District. School officials hope in two weeks time they can stop any potential spread among students and have a clean slate when they come together again.

Starting Monday, the rest of the Canyons School District will be on a blended learning schedule where students are in-person schooling four days a week. Friday will be provided online, giving teachers a day to wrap up their school week and prepare for the next.

"The feedback has been mixed, frankly." says Jeff Haney, Canyons School District spokesperson. "We have a lot of students who thrive in the online learning environment, and then we have a lot of students who really struggle. So the aim here is to continue moving forward to provide students the best possible education in a very challenging situation."