by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay schools have both switched multiple classrooms to remote learning after teachers or students tested positive for COVID-19. 

Both started the school year offering in-person classes. On the afternoon of Sept. 21, Sturgeon Bay announced that a high school student had tested positive. Four grades have had to move temporarily to virtual instruction during the last two weeks. 

Sturgeon Bay Superintendent Dan Tjernagel informed the community of the latest positive cases by email Monday. 

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“As communicated and discussed over the summer,” Tjernagel wrote, “staff availability and a lack of available substitute teachers are critical components as we navigate this school year.” 

Tjernagel said the first few weeks of in-person instruction have been a test for staff and families. 

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Myles Dannhausen jr.

Myles Dannhausen jr.

Contributing Editor, Peninsula Pulse

Myles Dannhausen Jr. was born and raised in Egg Harbor and now lives in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. In addition to writing for the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living since 2003, Dannhausen has written for Running Times, Wisconsin People and Ideas, All About Beer, Silent Sports, Exclusively Yours, Gapersblock, and Chicago Athlete.