County schools make plans to restart

The Lawrence County School District has announced plans to restart in August, including two different possibilities.
Plan A, an enhanced traditional plan, has grades K-8 returning to school as normal, prior to COVID-19.
Under that plan, Lawrence County High School and the Lawrence County Technical and Career Center will follow a hybrid schedule. All high school students will be scheduled in classes as they would in the 4×4 block schedule that LCHS has operated under.
The hybrid schedule will have students in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes divided into two groups alphabetically. Group A will attend classes on campus on Mondays and Thursdays. Group B will attend classes on campus on Tuesdays and Fridays. On the other three days of the school week, they will attend school virtually, completing and submitting assignments via Canvas.
Freshmen will attend school every day but Wednesday. On Wednesdays, they will attend school virtually, completing and submitting assignments via Canvas.
Special education students on the alternate diploma track or certificate of completion track will attend school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, attending all classes on those days.
On virtual days, athletes who are scheduled for an athletic period during the school day will report to their athletic facility for practice during their scheduled athletic block.
Plan B includes traditional and virtual learning and will vary by school site and grade level, similar to that of LCHS as listed in plan A. The full list of campuses, grade levels, and plans for in-class and virtual learning days can be found on the district’s website.
At this time, according to information distributed by school administrators, Plan A will be followed on the first day of school. Grades 1-12 will report for class August 5, and kindergarten students will report the following Wednesday, August 12.
Parents who wish to keep their students home every day will have a distance learning option but must commit to a minimum of one full semester. The deadline for parents to inform school administrators of their intent to keep their child at home is July 22.

More detailed information can be found on the district’s website at www.lawrence.k12.ms.us.


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