One Chittenden County district is starting the process to bring students back for more in-person school days.
Williston schools, part of the Champlain Valley School District, announced plans to bring kindergartners back for four days of in-person instruction.
Allen Brook School kindergarten classes would begin the schedule change starting Oct. 5. Students would attend each day except Wednesdays. Remote learning would continue for Wednesdays, which is the day the school is closed for other grade levels while deep cleaning occurs.
A newsletter to families Sept. 17 reads, “Now that we have successfully opened schools in the hybrid model, our hope is to incrementally transition elementary student to more in-person school days.”
Champlain Valley School District schools began the school year in a hybrid model where one group of students would attend the first two weekdays, and the second cohort attend the last two days of the week; students engaged in remote learning on the three weekdays they are not in the classroom.
Superintendent Elaine Pinckney indicated in a letter to families from Aug. 13 the intention was to bring back elementary students after successfully opening in the hybrid model.
Burlington and other districts in the Champlain Valley Superintendents Association, the group of 16 districts in Chittenden, Addison, Franklin and Grand Isle counties that collectively announced plans to open in a hybrid schedule, have indicated they may also bring back students in lower grades as early as October.
Contact April Barton at [email protected] or 802-660-1854. Follow her on Twitter @aprildbarton.
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