When the Charles City school district released their ‘Return to Learn’ plan back in early August, they created a clause to reevaluate the plan before October 5th. To make this decision, the board will be citing ‘several metrics’ all based on COVID-19 cases. If the metrics are in line, on October 5th the district could possibly rescind the hybrid model and return completely to in-person classes.
This crossroads has come to pass – as this week the Charles City school board is holding a ‘Special Board Meeting’ to discuss whether or not on October 5th, classes will fully reopen to grades 6-12. This recommendation will be made by the ‘Senior Leadership Team’ and Superintendent Mike Fisher.
If the school board votes against reopening on October 5th – they will instead add another 30 days to the hybrid model life span.
On Charles City’s ‘COVID Dashboard’, the most up-to-date information:
- Between September 9th and the 23rd: 18 confirmed cases from the district
Currently the ‘hybrid model’ is set up like this:
- Students in grades PK-4 will attend school in person daily.
- Students in grades 5-8 will be assigned to attend school in person on either M/Tu or Th/F, participating in required remote learning the other three days of the week.
- Students in grades 9-12 will attend on campus classes in cohort groups. Grades 9 and 11 will attend in person on M/Tu. Grades 10 and 12 will attend in person on Th/Fr. The remaining three days of the week will be required remote learning for both cohorts.