North Wasco County School District 21 announced that it will use a comprehensive distance learning format to start the upcoming school year. In a letter to parents, D-21 interim superintendent Theresa Peters said they plan to use the online format through October 16. Health metrics will determine whether they can go to a hybrid format after that. Peters said they will be following the guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education for Comprehensive Distance Learning which is more rigorous than what was put together last spring. She says it will provide “a more engaging, robust learning experience for students.” Peters added building blueprints for when the district can bring students back into classrooms will be posted on the D-21 website next week, along with a way for parents to provide feedback.