North Wasco County School District 21 Superintendent Candy Armstrong says while Governor Kate Brown’s decision to close in-person classes for the rest of the school year wasn’t what anyone hoped for, it does give certainty moving forward. In a letter to D-21 families, staff, and community members, Armstrong said the district has been preparing to the make the best of the situation. She said the “Distance Learning for All” effort carries significant challenges, and remote learning cannot replicate the traditional school day. Armstrong says district staff is working on learning options to support families, and information on them will be coming to students from D-21 principals and teachers. She said families with questions can call their student’s school. Contact information is available at nwasco.k12.or.us. In a statement on its website, the Hood River County School District said it will move forward with beginning distance learning as planned, and parents will continue to receive updated information from their school.