Westfield Washington Schools revise back-to-school plan


Westfield Washington Schools has revised its Return of the Rocks plan to reopen all nine schools, which will now allow alternate in-person attendance throughout the school week to reduce the number of students in a building at one time.

A release from WWS stated, “By splitting students into two groups, we are reducing the number of students in buildings and on buses, which allows for greater opportunity to social distance and meet health and safety guidelines. This hybrid plan will be in place until we are able to transition back to a regular school schedule or unless circumstances would cause us to change direction.”

WWS said it would evaluate the plan on a monthly basis and communicate changes two weeks in advance, unless the district is forced to close immediately. The first evaluation is set for Sept. 1.

“Our priority is to maximize face-to-face instruction for as long as possible,” the statement said.

Families can still opt for 100 percent virtual learning.

Students with last names beginning with the letters A through K will be on the Gold Team. Students with last names beginning with letters L through Z will be on the Green Team. The Gold Team will attend in-person on Monday and Wednesday, and Team Green will attend in-person on Tuesday and Thursday. Fridays will be virtual learning for all students. At-home days will be virtual learning for students. There will be no delayed starts on Wednesdays.

For more, visit wws.k12.in.us.


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