Junction City High School will move all students into remote learning for the month of December.

The district announced the shift Saturday in a news release. The change only impacts the high school. There will be no school Monday and Tuesday while administrators work to move all high school students to remote learning. Classes will resume on Wednesday. Students will be allowed to enter the building briefly Monday and Tuesday to retrieve any items needed for remote learning.

The district says the Geary County Health Department is concerns with a rising number of cases these past few weeks and believes the move will help slow the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

Winter sports practices will continue to take place but no transportation services will be provided in December.

The district and the health department will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and is targeting a Jan. 4 return date for in-person learning.

In addition the district says JCHS staff will still report to school Monday and will teach remotely from their regular classrooms for the month of December. Kitchen staff will report to the Central Kitchen on Monday to assist in preparing meals for students to pick up.  Students will still be able to receive meals from school, even on November 30 and December 1.  JCHS students will be able to pick up meals at the HD Karns Building at 300 W 9th St., in Junction City. Students who live on Fort Riley will be able to pick up meals at any USD 475 school closest to them.  All school meals are provided free of charge to USD 475 students for this school year.  Lunch pickup schedules are being developed, and will be communicated to parents and students soon.

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