All Andover public schools will return to hybrid learning on Jan. 11, according to an email sent by Superintendent Sheldon Berman.
Berman announced last week that students would move to remote learning as of Dec. 21 until the start of winter break because of "the increase in positive cases within the Andover community, operational and staffing challenges and with guidance from the Andover Health Division and our APS Nursing staff."
After going remote, students and staff will not return to in-person hybrid learning until Jan. 11, according to the email. Previous plans called for students to resume hybrid classes after the winter break on Jan. 4, but that week will now be remote, according to the email.
This will allow for the school nurses to conduct contact tracing because the state has experienced delays, Berman said.
Schools across the district have been switching between remote and hybrid learning for much of the past month, as COVID-19 cases mount in Andover. According to the school district, there are 45 active cases in the district as of last Thursday.