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Two-week hiatus for Utah's public schools begins

Posted at 7:13 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 09:29:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Classes at Utah's public schools are dismissed for the next two weeks as Utah officials continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19.

"During this period, meal services to students will still be available. In many instances, this is a grab-and-go lunch or breakfast program. These options will vary by school, designed to meet the unique needs of the local community," a news release from Governor Gary Herbert's office said.

Students will also be able to pick up personal items and assignments.

"Some instructors may be available for brief one-on-one tutoring or to help answer student questions about their assignments," the news release said.

Canyons School District, which serves nearly 36,000 students in southeastern Salt Lake County, unveiled its hiatus plan Monday morning.

Jeff Haney, a spokesman for the district, said teachers have been asked to come to the schools on Monday and Tuesday to work on plans that would allow students to continue learning at home.

"Every school will have a different plan about that learning will go on," Haney said.

The district will also provide "grab-and-go" lunches for students at central locations throughout the district. Click here for a list of locations where the lunches will be available for Canyons School District students.

Check with your local school district for further information on lunches and other hiatus plans.