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Here’s York County’s next step as far as students safe return to in-person instruction

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(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pexels)

Slowly but surely.

That seems to be the approach area school districts are taking as far as bringing students back into the classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Take York County, for instance.

The York County School Division this week released updated plans for in-person learning.

The last two weeks students have begun returning to schools in York County, following the hybrid schedule for in-person learning.

Second and third grade students are set to return Monday.

In the county’s announcement they noted the following target dates for students to be back in classrooms:

10/19 Grades 2-3
11/5 Grades 4-5 (1st day of 2nd Quarter)
11/9 Grades 6 & 9
TBD Additional Grades

 

”As the CDC has released new Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making, the division has modified our Health Metrics report on the Return to School site to align with the CDC indicators based on information provided by the Peninsula Health District,” according to the announcement.

Katherine Goff, the division’s spokeswoman, said a work group began planning for the schools in April. As they proceeded, they had focus groups with parents, staff and community members. The groups gave feedback and they made revisions.

Now six months later students are starting to be back in physical classrooms.

“There’s some nervousness but excited to have the time directly with their students now,” Goff said.

York County also wants to remind the community that school grounds are not open for public while school programs or class are taking place on-site.

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