Following a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases, Alta and Brighton high schools will transition to online learning for 14 days. The pause in on-campus learning was determined to be in the best interest of students, families and staff.
Alta and Brighton students who are registered for on-campus classes will not attend school on Wednesday, Sept. 23. This will give the faculty and staff a day to prepare to teach virtual classes for the next two weeks. The online instruction for all Alta and Brighton students will begin Thursday, Sept. 24. More information about online learning expectations via Canvas will be forthcoming from the school and individual teachers.
Parents were notified of the temporary schedule change on Tuesday via robocall, email and text.
The decision, made Tuesday, Sept. 22, follows guidelines recently established by the Canyons Board of Education for when a school reaches a certain threshold of positive cases within a two-week period. According to the parameters, if any CSD traditional high school reaches a 1 percent COVID-19 rate within a two-week period, it will trigger a discussion about possible mitigation efforts, including a temporary schedule change.
The most recent reports from health authorities indicate that the high schools have reached that threshold.
It’s hoped that in-person instruction can resume on Oct. 7, 2020. In the meantime, the buildings will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.