Because public health officials are predicting the continued spread of COVID-19 Omicron cases for the next several weeks, Brooklyn Center Community Schools (BCCS) will shift from in-person learning at school to online learning at home for Brooklyn Center Middle and High School students beginning Monday, January 10, and Wednesday, January 12 for Early College Academy and Brooklyn Center Elementary students. We are tentatively planning Friday, January 28 as the last day of online learning from home with a shift back to in-person learning at school on Monday, January 31.
With the support of the school board, BCCS has decided to shift from in-person learning at school to online learning from home given the current surge of COVID-19 in our community and the subsequent staffing absences and shortages. The shift to online learning from home allows us to better ensure quality learning experiences and support for our students and families in this challenging time. It will also allow the district to thoroughly clean and disinfect our schools to be ready for in-person learning on January 31.
Our staff is currently working on the details of the shift to online learning from home. Further information will be shared with parents on Monday, January 10. This information will also be posted on the district website. We will communicate regularly with parents throughout the period of online learning from home.
Thank you for your understanding, flexibility and continued support.