Deadline for blended learning approaches

Parents in Patrick County have until Friday, Sept. 4 to decide whether to send their students back to the classroom.

The Patrick County School Board approved a blended learned schedule at the Aug. 27 meeting.

The first day of in classroom learning is set for Sept. 14.

Students attending classrooms are required to wear masks or face shields while on the school buses and at school, except during meals and mask breaks. School staff members will give mask breaks at their discretion when social distancing standards can be maintained.

Students who participate in the blended learning schedule will have two days of in-person instruction and three days of virtual learning each week. Live instruction will not be offered on Wednesdays, but teachers will hold office hours, which will be communicated by each teacher.

All schools will follow a onehour early dismissal each day, but self-contained special education students will remain on their regular schedule.

School meals will no longer be delivered to homes beginning Sept. 14. Meal pickup, consisting of two breakfasts and two lunches, will be available on Mondays for B students and Thursdays for A students. All virtual students can pick up meals on both days.

Beginning on Sept. 14, school buses with Wi-Fi capabilities will no longer be available. Wi-Fi is available at all schools.

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