Urbana HS students move to remote learning through Thanksgiving break due to substitute shortage

Urbana High School student Riley Riddle working in study hall. FILE
Urbana High School student Riley Riddle working in study hall. FILE

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Urbana High School students will move to remote learning through November due to a shortage of available substitute teachers, the district superintendent said.

“Due to a shortage of available teacher substitutes, Urbana High School students will not be returning to in-person classes until after the Thanksgiving break,” Superintendent Charles Thiel said. “Students will instead be participating in remote/online learning during this time.”

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Starting today , students will begin to use a modified class schedule for remote learning through Nov. 24, and will have one-on-one devices to learn online.

“This will be two-way, real-time/interactive lessons between the teachers and students, along with recorded lessons and assignments that will require work outside of class hours,” Thiel said.

The high school staff will still report to the school building to work and will be available through phone, email and Remind for students and parents.

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Information regarding the class schedule can be found on the district’s website or Facebook page.

Thiel said parents should still report absences to the attendance office by calling 937-652-1414 when students are not able to participate in the sessions.

Students will return to regular in-person classes on Monday, Nov. 30.

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