SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH — Following recommendations from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the Shaker Heights Schools will begin the year remotely on Aug. 31.
All in-person athletic practices, events and conditioning are suspended immediately, the district announced.
“These decisions are being made in accordance with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s recommendation that all public schools within its health jurisdiction begin the school year remotely and that schools discontinue extracurriculars such as sports and other activities during the remote learning period,” the district said in a letter to families.
Remote-only education will continue for at least a quarter, though it could extend through much of the year, the district said. Students will return to school buildings if the rate of COVID-19 spread in Cuyahoga County drops.
“In a remote setting, all students will receive robust, high-quality and engaging remote instruction. In the coming weeks, our teachers, administrators, special education instructors, school psychologists and other staff will collaborate to ensure that we meet our students’ diverse learning needs. Additionally, our delayed start to August 31 also ensures that our faculty and staff can participate in District-provided professional development to help them prepare and plan for remote learning,” Superintendent David Glasner said.
This article originally appeared on the Shaker Heights Patch