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All Honor Flights for 2020 cancelled Submitted: 06/11/2020
All Honor Flights for 2020 cancelled
Maya Reese
Maya Reese
Reporter/Digital Content Director
mreese@wjfw.com

WISCONSIN - All Honor Flight trips have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.

In a message posted on Facebook, the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, Inc. said the following:  "COVID-19 UPDATE:  We just received word from the National Honor Flight Network this morning, that ALL Honor Flight missions to Washington DC are cancelled for the rest of 2020. While we are heartbroken, we would never put out veterans and volunteers at risk. Rest assured that we at Never Forgotten Honor Flight will never stop until we have given each and every one of our heroes their well-deserved, and long-overdue Trip of a Lifetime! Please note. All donations received will be used for future flights. FYI all veterans and guardians will receive written correspondence from NFHF with a couple of weeks."

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THREE LAKES -

Students and parents have been patiently waiting to hear from local school districts on what classes will look like in the fall.

Last night, the Three Lakes School District flipped the script, they instead took questions from community members to hear their concerns.

Educating is a stressful job, now imagine trying to plan a school year around a global pandemic, and combine that with answering questions from nearly 130 parents in one night. That's a day in Teri Maney's shoes.

"It was truly a listening session...this was laying the groundwork so people have an idea of what we're planning and thinking about at the district," Maney said. 

 Those plans primarily aim to have students back in the classroom full time.

 "That would be our goal to return on site five days a week," she added. 

But with COVID-19 showing no signs of letting up in the U.S. backup plans will be in place for any changes.

"Our next level would be a blended approach," Maney added, "We're keeping our primary focus on elementary students being on site and that might mean for our junior high and high school, a little shift of scheduling."

Three Lakes would then approach any positive cases in the district through guidelines from Oneida and Vilas county health officials.

"We also have a plan for if we would have a positive identification in a grade level, or a teacher, or if there's a teacher. We would not want to shut down the entire district," Maney explained. 

But if things don't go as planned, Three Lakes will be fully prepared for online classes.

"The last level, level four, that would be fully remote instruction."

The school board will vote on Monday night at 6:30 whether or not they will continue with the district's plan. 


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