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Teacher meetings and athlete activities in the works for La Crosse schools

Brad Williams

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With the start of the school year less than three weeks away, the La Crosse school district is still waiting for more advice from the health department on resuming classes. 

Superintendent Aaron Engel wants to know more about the system which will replace the COVID compass. 

After being told in July that the local risk of COVID infection was high, the district decided to have only virtual classes during the first month, beginning on September 1st. 

Engel tells the school board that the district is still working with county health officials to determine when students could return to the classroom. 

Many very young students will have to get used to remote learning, including the use of computers. 

Engel says meetings will be scheduled as classes begin, to get kids and their parents ready for the situation.

“Essentially the equivalent of parent-teacher conferences,” said Engel, “so that they can come in, get oriented to their device, meet their teacher in a safe way.”

The superintendent also announced that the district’s athletic staff will work to support students whose normal fall sports will be cancelled or postponed this year, possibly by having group activities such as special scrimmages.

     

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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