While students are home, schools are finalizing plans to deploy online and printed materials so learning can continue at a distance.

Several Siskiyou County schools, as well as College of the Siskiyous, have changed their calendars to extend spring breaks and close their doors so students can remain in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

While students are home, schools are finalizing plans to deploy online and printed materials so learning can continue at a distance.

The Yreka Union School District announced Monday they’d be closing March 23 through April 3, with Spring Break occurring right afterward. Students are expected to be back at their desks on Monday, April 13. This includes Evergreen Elementary, Jackson Street School and the Community Day School.

On Sunday evening, a plethora of schools announced they’d be extending their spring breaks and closing their doors between March 16 and March 30 to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The following schools are already closed and are expected to remain so until March 30: Butteville Elementary, Dunsmuir Elementary, Dunsmuir High School, Happy Camp Elementary School, Happy Camp Elementary School, Mount Shasta Elementary School, Sisson School, Mount Shasta High School, Weed Elementary School, Weed High School and McCloud High School.’

A shorter closure at Butteville Elementary, in Edgewood, was already planned due to sewer issues, and a boil water notice in Hornbrook has prompted Hornbrook Elementary School to close for the week of March 16 through 20. Administrators will be evaluating how to move forward, according to communication from the school.

As of Monday, McCloud Elementary School planned to remain open.

Golden Eagle has closed both campuses in Mount Shasta and Yreka. The school has canceled all events. The charter school will remain closed through the end of March.

The Yreka YMCA is following CDC guidelines to make sure 50 or less people are gathered at any one time.

“We want to be socially responsible and follow the guidelines,” said Yreka director Scott Eastman. “But beyond that we want to work at the local level that supports the community members we all know and love.”

Eastman said as the situation develops, the YMCA would be calling and communicating with individual members. As of Monday the YMCA was operating normal business hours.