Albion will now start school year on hybrid schedule for PreK to 6, with in-person all 5 days not an option

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 August 2020 at 11:02 am

ALBION – The school district announced today that it will not be offering in-person learning all five days to start the school for grades Pre-K to 6.

The district was planning to have in-person schooling be an option at those grade levels each school day, with grades 7 to 12 on a hybrid schedule, with in-person learning two days a week and remote learning the other three.

Now the district is looking at a hybrid schedule for all students. Families can also choose to do remote learning every day with no in-person learning.

“We will reassess the structure for grades PK-6 after the first five weeks of school to see if it would be possible to have students here for more than two days, but will need to start in the two-day-a-week model,” interim superintendent Scott Bishoping said in a letter to families. “We had hoped that we could manage having elementary students each day but we cannot be certain we can provide enough space to start the school year in that format.”

The needs to ensure that students are distanced by at least 6 feet so that face coverings can be removed while in the classroom, he said.

The district will discuss the reopening plan during three virtual parent forums on Wednesday. Those sessions will be at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Click here for more on the forums, including the links to the session which will be on YouTube.

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