A letter sent out to Belgrade High School Staff and parents on Wednesday indicates that students will move to remote learning on Friday. The letter was sent by Belgrade Superintendent of Schools Godfrey Saunders, who said the reason is not due to a rash of COVID-19 infections but rather not enough substitute teachers to cover classes.

According to Godfrey's letter, Belgrade High School students would move to remote learning this Friday and would continue with it through the month of November (11/6-11/30).

An emergency board meeting is scheduled for this morning at 10 a.m. to discuss this issue. Interested parties can watch the meeting via Zoom.

Here is Godfrey's letter in its entirety:

Dear Staff and Community,

We have reached a point where Belgrade High School is unable to cover classes in an educationally beneficial manner at this point in time. This is not due to a rash of infections at the high school! We simply do not have enough subs to cover classes, due to absences, not just those relate to quarantines.

That being said, our plan is to go to remote learning in the high school, starting Friday, 11/6/2020 - 11/30/2020. We have scheduled an emergency board meeting for tomorrow morning (11/5/2020) at 10am to discuss this issue. The can be accessed via zoom.

Information regarding student and staff expectations can be found on our website, following tomorrow's board meeting. You may also contact Godfrey Saunders at 406.924.2026 or gsaunders@bsd44.org. 

It is unfortunate that we have to employ this approach but it is preferable to housing students in giant study halls. 

Thanks,

Godfrey Saunders.