Central school system holds community meeting following release of tentative reopening plans
CENTRAL- Public schools in Central are moving forward with a tentative reopening plan for the upcoming fall semester.
The school system's website was updated with the new information Tuesday. However, school officials have reiterated that the plan will be adjusted as needed.
It revealed the following three-phased process:
All students will participate in Distance Learning unless otherwise notified. More detailed information will be provided if the state moves to Phase 1.
-Students in Pre-K through grade six will follow a traditional schedule.
-These students will be present in school buildings five days per week.
-Students in grades seven through twelve will follow a hybrid schedule consisting of both on-campus learning and Distance Learning.
-Students will be split into two groups and physically attend school two days per week.
-Group A will be on campus Monday and Tuesday. Group B will be on campus Thursday and Friday.
-All students will participate in required Distance Learning activities on days they are not physically present at school.
-More details will be released regarding the hybrid schedule soon
Students in grades seven and eight will move to a traditional schedule on campus. All other aspects of Phase 3 are the same as Phase 2.
The school system's website also noted that students will be provided with a laptop from the Virtual Program. More information on the virtual academy can be accessed by clicking here.
The website also mentioned that schools will follow the Louisiana Department of Health's guidelines by encouraging hand washing, social distancing protocol, daily temperature checks and face coverings.
Parents got the chance to bring up their own questions and concerns about the reopening plan at Central School's committee meeting Wednesday night. Superintendent Dr. Jason Fountain tried to address most inquiries but says the school system is still hashing out specific details for things like lunchtime, bus routes and specific procedures if a student or teacher gets COVID-19.
Fountain says they are also waiting for additional guidance from the Louisiana Department of Education. The department released its initial school reopening plan in Late June.