New Ulm Public Schools will be transitioning to Distance Learning, starting Nov. 30 until Dec. 11. The District 88 School board received an update on learning plans from Superintendent Jeff Bertrang at their work session on Thursday. The school will be closed the week before as part of the Thanksgiving holiday. Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24 will be transitional days for staff to prepare for the new learning model. The hope is the two weeks of distance learning will give the district staff enough time to quarantine. The school is also encouraging staff to get a COVID test after Thanksgiving. This will give the district an idea of how many quarantines can be expected after December 11. This will help determine whether the school could return to an in-person model or hybrid model after December 11.