WARREN — Warren Metropolis College officers plan to maintain the second nine-week interval on the hybrid-learning schedule and can overview the state of the viral pandemic right here and in Ohio earlier than deciding on returning college students to the classroom 5 days per week firstly of the second semester in January.
Superintendent Steve Chiaro informed the college board Tuesday he has acquired quite a few calls from mother and father about future plans.
“Identical to what we have been coping with in July and August when planning for the brand new faculty yr, we are able to’t make these selections till we see what is occurring within the county. There have been plans to convey the Okay-4 college students again to high school 4 days per week, and we labored on class sizes, protect guards on the desks, transportation routes. We had all of this in place and have been working with the native well being division and on the day we have been going to launch this info Trumbull County went pink once more as a result of coronavirus,” Chiaro mentioned.
He mentioned native well being officers suggested in opposition to making the adjustments.
“It’s my aim to get college students again to high school 5 days per week. If we are able to do it in phases, it might work, however the time to try this is simply not now. This can stay the district’s aim, however this isn’t the week to do that as virus circumstances are at a excessive level and bringing college students again to high school aside from our present mannequin is simply not the very best choice that we are able to make at this standpoint,” Chiaro mentioned,
Chiaro and district officers plan to make use of the interval of Thanksgiving by way of the top of December to determine how you can proceed when the second half of the college yr begins in January.
“We could proceed the present mannequin of schooling we’re doing now by way of the top of the college yr. If circumstances change and enhance we might be able to convey college students again to greater than two days per week. But when the circumstances we now have at present are the identical circumstances we now have in January nothing shall be modified,” Chiaro mentioned.
Employees member Nicholas Wagner, who’s on the college athletic council, mentioned the district is concluding the autumn sports activities and can start addressing winter sports activities by specializing in tips to take part. The athletic council meets Thursday to debate what winter sports activities shall be held and what ones are modified.
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