SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Public Schools announced Monday that students will not be returning for face-to-face instruction like scheduled in January.
Due to increasing COVID-19 rates, Suffolk Public Schools says students will not return to in-person learning on January 4 for elementary or January 11 for secondary.
SPS says VHSL winter activities will also continue to be suspended.
The school district also announced that specialized program students will continue in-person learning one day a week, which will be on Wednesdays. A SPS spokesperson told News 3 that these students with specialized needs are the same group of students who were in school previously for two days a week; school officials have just reduced the number of days for in-person learning.
UPDATE: Specialized program students will continue to attend school in a face-to-face setting one day a week (Wednesday).— SuffolkPublicSchools (@SufVAschools) December 21, 2020
On Monday, Suffolk reported 44 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths, the only local viewing area to report deaths on Monday.
School officials say the school board will determine the return of students at a future date.