Warsaw School Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert provided some updates to the district’s reopening plan during a press conference Wednesday morning at Warsaw city hall.
The first item that Dr. Hoffert discussed was the in-person learning versus eLearning. He said that the eLearning option will be more for those who are within the high risk category for their health or “extenuating” circumstances that would keep any student from returning on August 18th. Students who use eLearning will also be ineligible for any extracurricular activities.
Masks while in school will be highly recommended, but not required. However, while riding the bus, in the nurse’s office, or where spacing is limited, masks will be required.
Breaks and passing periods will also be scheduled to allow for the best social distancing possible. On the elementary level, they will be scheduled by classes, which will include the lunch breaks and recess. For secondary schools and high school, passing periods will be extended.
Hoffert also said that parents can play a “major role” by keeping an eye on their child’s health. He encourages those students who are sick, especially exhibiting symptoms of COVID to stay home and get checked out by a physician. More information and full plans regarding the reopening can be found here.