The change was a response to the COVID-19 alert Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent to Alaskans Thursday morning.
“We are not doing a good job of educating our young people with distance delivery,” said Anchorage School District superintendent Deena Bishop.
Anchorage Schools Superintendent Deena Bishop had mentioned earlier this week that a rapid increase of coronavirus infections would likely delay bringing kids back to classrooms.
Students and teachers hope the lessons learned from the quick transition to virtual learning last spring will carry over into the new school year.