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Expanded in-person learning: Plan approved; will not take place until May

posted Mar 11, 2021, 4:08 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 11, 2021, 4:08 AM ]
News from the Manchester School District...

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  • Meeting details: Special meeting on in-person learning

  • Expanded in-person learning: Plan approved; will not take place until May

  • In-person four days: Wednesday would be a synchronous remote day

  • Change of distance: Schools would be at 3 to 6 feet of physical distance

Meeting details: The Board of School Committee held a special meeting Wednesday evening to consider a proposal to allow students to attend school in person four days a week. You can find the meeting agenda, with the proposed changes here.

Expanded in-person learning: The Board of School Committee approved Superintendent Goldhardt’s proposal to offer expanded in-person learning beginning at the beginning of May. The change will not take place until May as it will allow school staff to be fully vaccinated, and administrators to put changes into place. 

In-person four days: Families will still be able to choose fully remote learning. However, students who choose in-person learning will be in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a synchronous remote learning day for all. Schools will dismiss early each Wednesday, however, to allow teachers to take part in professional learning communities. 

Change of distance: In order to allow students who were previously in hybrid learning to attend four days in person, instead of two, the re-entry plan must be amended to allow for 3-6 feet of physical distancing in schools. All other safety measures previously in place will remain, including masks, and enhanced cleaning and air handling.

We will have more information in the coming weeks as we work to prepare for these changes.