BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – The Simpson County School District says all K-12 students will transition to full face-to-face education four days a week.
Simpson County Schools Superintendent Tim Schlosser said: “Yes, most of our team will have finished their second vaccination last week, so that gives us two weeks to prepare for the reopening. On March 8, we will personally bring all students who choose to come from Monday to Thursday, and Friday will be a virtual day for all students ”.
Schlosser adds that the virtual option will still be available to those who think it works best for them and want to continue on that path.
“I just want parents and students to know that we are doing everything we can to make this as safe as possible.”
Schlosser also spoke about the safety measures they took to ensure that everyone can feel comfortable when returning to classes in person.
“But we buy, we buy classroom dividers, for all our desks, from kindergarten to fifth grade, and then we have them for elementary and high school too, when necessary. We also bought an air filtration system, with the HEPA filters recommended by the CDC, we bought one for each classroom across our district, to help filter the air inside the classrooms. “
The superintendent says the plan to keep everyone socially apart during lunch in the building is still underway.
“Our plan is to try to keep them two meters apart while they eat, you know, we’re still working on it, you know, we’ll use all the spaces available in all of our buildings during lunch to work to make sure we’re keeping everyone spaced. “
Schlosser says he understands that there will be concerns on the part of parents and staff, but adds that everyone is looking forward to having children back to school, “our team is there, they are ready for the children to return to the building, being able to learn and move during the school year. “
Masks will still be needed, cleaning and hand washing will also be applied.
They ask that, if you want to make a change in your child’s placement, contact your school by Friday, February 26, 2021.
For more information on the district’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies, Click here to read the superintendent’s message.
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