Meade County Schools release plans to resume in-person instruction

SETH DUKES

Newsroom Coordinator


On Feb. 19, the Meade County School District announced that, beginning on March 8, students enrolled in the traditional model of instruction will begin a phased restart to resume five days of in-person instruction from grades preschool through eighth.

District employees will receive the second dose of their vaccines during the first week of March. Once the second doses are administered, staff will be positioned to, “Serve the students of Meade County in the weeks ahead as opportunities increase for in-person instruction,” according to a release from the district.

Because the schools are still operating under Healthy At School Guidance for in-person instruction, students will continue to wear masks, participate in temperature checks, and practice social distancing.

Preschool through first grades resume full-time in-person instruction on March 8. Second and third grades resume beginning March 15. Fourth through sixth grades resume on March 22. Seventh and eighth grades resume on March 29. Students in grades nine through twelve will continue on the hybrid A/B instruction model for the month of March.

The district has released a tentative calendar for instruction in March. That calendar can be viewed at bit.ly/Meade2021March.

The district urges students and staff to continue to conduct daily self-assessment health screenings prior to attending school. Students and staff members exhibiting symptoms, or with known exposure to a positive COVID-19 case, should not report to school. The district will also continue to implement student and staff quarantines. This announcement does not impact MyMEADE Online students.

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