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GFW schools have enough space for in-person learning

Will also have

online option

GIBBON — Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) Schools will allow all students to return to school on every scheduled school day, whether State of Minnesota thresholds dictate in-person or hybrid learning this fall.

The Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health created a threshold system to help inform school districts when they should be doing in-person learning, hybrid learning or distance learning, according to a GFW Schools press release from Superintendent Jeff Horton Thursday.

“GFW staff has worked diligently throughout the summer developing learning models based on guidance from the State of Minnesota,” read the release.

“Using Minnesota State Fire Marshall Code, GFW Schools has conducted a building analysis to determine the full and 50% capacity of its buildings,” the release added. “Analysis results determined GFW Schools has enough space to safely educate all students during in-person and hybrid learning models.”

Extra precautionary, safety, and cleaning measures will be in place to ensure students and staff can return to school.

GFW Schools will provide an online option for families with students unable to attend school.

Surveys will be sent to GFW families on Friday, July 31 to gather more information to support student safety and education.

The school district will send weekly updates on Friday until the school year starts.

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