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As the city contends with potential widespread exposure to the coronavirus, Unalaska's schools have begun to determine if and how they will provide in-person learning opportunities to students.

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Unalaska students returned to their classrooms Monday for the first time in over a month. 

The district made the decision to resume in-person learning last week, when the city returned to the "medium" coronavirus risk threshold, after two weeks without a new case of community spread.

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Unalaska students and staff began their holiday break Monday and are scheduled to begin the new semester on Jan. 4. But what that semester will look like and whether or not students will return to their classrooms next month is still undecided.

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Typically, many staff members at Unalaska's schools travel off island during the district's winter vacation. But the pandemic and local quarantine mandates are shaping a unique holiday break for many staff members this year.

This year, the number of staff members at Unalaska's junior high and high school who are planning to travel off island is significantly lower than normal, according to junior high and high school principal Jim Wilson.

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Unalaska's schools remained open after the city confirmed its first case of community spread of COVID-19 earlier this month.

Under the city's previous COVID-19 emergency response plan, the first case of community spread on the island would trigger an immediate shift to the high risk threshold and subsequent closures of Unalaska's schools.

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