DAYTON, Ohio — Dayton Public Schools said it's altering its schedule for this week and part of next week due to increased absences from illness. 

Starting Thursday, all schools will go remote until Jan. 18. 

"We hope that this time at home will give everyone an opportunity to get well," said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli in a press release Tuesday.

Students will receive assignments from their teachers that can be completed at home and returned on Tuesday. School will still be in-person on Wednesday. 

Athletic events for Thursday and Friday are canceled, but events on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will continue as scheduled. 

Many other school district had to pivot in recent days due to staffing shortages. Cincinnati Public Schools decided Monday night that the district will go remote starting Wednesday due to a staff shortage. Columbus City Schools had to cancel in-person classes for four schools Tuesday morning, and it also canceled classes last week due to a transportation issue.