Second Rhinelander Elementary School Halts In-Person Learning Due to COVID-19

Oct 22, 2020

Pelican Elementary School.
Credit School District of Rhinelander

Pelican Elementary School is the second school in the School District of Rhinelander to close to in-person instruction this year due to COVID-19.

The school made the announcement on Thursday.

Crescent Elementary School announced its closure last week.

Like Crescent, Pelican will move to remote learning for students.

In a letter to families, Pelican Principal Martha Knudtson wrote an additional staff member tested positive for COVID-19, and the virus’ situation “has highly affected our ability to safely remain open.”

In the letter, Knudtson said students would return to school Nov. 9. Until then, all students will learn remotely, attendance will be taken, and work completion is required.

The school will be fully closed to students on Friday. On Monday, families will be able to pick up their student’s Chromebook and supplies from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.