Carmel Clay Schools proceeding with plans for in-person, virtual options this fall 


Carmel Clay Schools is moving forward with plans to offer in-person and virtual learning options for elementary and middle school students when school begins Aug. 11. Carmel High School will only offer a fully virtual option and an alternating in-person and virtual learning option.

In an email to parents July 14, Supt. Michael Beresford acknowledged that the plans could change before school begins depending on COVID-19 cases in the area and recommendations from public health officials.

“We are prepared to pivot our plans if conditions change,” Beresford stated. “The environment may dictate moving from the regular in-person model, to a hybrid model, to a total virtual learning environment as the fall progresses. We will continue to share information on any adjustments needed as we move forward.”

Students and teachers will be expected to wear face coverings. They will be required on the bus, during transition periods and anytime social distancing is not possible. Teachers will determine when face coverings can be removed in the classroom. This district is planning to provide one cloth face covering to each student.

Parents are asked to screen their children for possible COVID-19 exposure each morning before sending them to school. Students who are sick or live in a household with someone with COVID-19 or who is being tested for COVID-19 should remain at home.

For families who choose the virtual learning option, Beresford said administrators have completely redesigned the process from how it was worked in the spring.

See the complete reopening plan at

*This story will be updated.


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