Hardin Middle School returns to remote learning

Simply not able to continue onsite education procedures safely, superintendent says
Luella N. Brien
Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Three weeks after returning from remote learning, Hardin Middle School is moving back to the online format, Hardin Public Schools Superintendent Chad Johnson said in a press release.

“It is with great anxiety and much consideration the decision has been made to switch to REMOTE LEARNING ONLY for the Hardin Middle School,” Johnson said in the release. “Due to the decrease of onsite education by our students and the inability to safely and efficiently staff our onsite learning model, it has been determined that we can no longer provide the onsite learning format currently offered at the Middle School.”

He continued by saying, “We continue to be sensitive to all of our students, staff and families; the timing is never good under these circumstances and we truly apologize for any inconveniences. However, we are simply NOT able to continue the onsite education procedures in a manner safe for students and staff. Our goal is NOT to create hardships for families, but to serve all of our students within the capacities and guidelines throughout this cries flexibility is extremely hard, but we appreciate the effort made by our families who continue to take ownership in their education.”

The school will continue to serve meals using the pick-up model, similar to the summer lunch program.

Remote learning will remain in effect through the next week and half and will be reevaluated over Christmas break, hopefully with a plan of returning to onsite education after the break, Johnson added.

The Middle School will provide additional information to you as it becomes ready. For more information visit www. hardin.k12.mt.us, follow the Hardin Schools Facebook page or email help@hardin.k12.mt.us.