Shenandoah County Public Schools to transition to hybrid learning Oct. 12
23 September 2020 Covid19 Shenandoah County News
Shenandoah County Public Schools (SCPS) will transition to a hybrid learning model on Oct. 12, one week earlier than originally planned. The district reopened with entirely virtual learning in August.
A news release from the district states the increase in cases has slowed and the seven-day positivity rate per 100,000 people has dropped from as high as 14% to the current 3.6%.
The hybrid model will operate as originally described in the SCPS 2020-21 Instructional Plan. About 22% of parents have chosen entirely virtual learning for their students. For those who chose in-person learning, pre-k through grade 5 will attend in person four days a week, Monday through Thursday, with Friday as a virtual learning day. Though there are some exceptions for students who attend CTE classes at Triplett Tech, Grades 6 to 12 will attend one day per week based on last name and will learn virtually the remaining four days.
Students who attend in person will be expected to wear masks on the bus, when they are in motion throughout classrooms, hallways, and other school areas, and any time social distancing is not possible.
Parents will be required to monitor their child every day for COVID-19 symptoms before sending them to school.
Should there be a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case within a school, SCPS will coordinate with the Shenandoah County Health Department to determine the best course of action based.
SCPS noted that parents who chose for their child to attend in-person learning should be prepared for a quick transition to virtual learning in the event that a school or campus must shut down due to a positive case.
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