The King William County School Board announced Tuesday night that it plans to bring students back for in-person instruction four days per weekbeginning March 1.
According to a statement released by Superintendent David White, the decision to begin a four-day hybrid schedule follows a mass vaccination of nearly all of the division’s staff.
While most of the staff have received their first dose, the division plans to administer the second dose of the Moderna vaccine next week.
“I want to thank the entire KWCPS community for your ongoing support this year,” White stated in the release. “Due to the diligence of our families, students, administrators, teachers and staff, we have successfully provided a safe and secure learning environment since September.”
All students will attend school Monday through Thursday. Fridays will be reserved to clean and disenfect facilities and school buses.
However, with more students in the buildings, the division will not be in compliance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s guidance regarding social distancing. As a result, students and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times during the school day. Staff will be required to enforce mask-wearing and promote social distancing when possible, the release stated.
Parents should continue to conduct health screenings before arriving at school or before students get on the school bus.
“As always, I appreciate your patience, commitment and trust as we approach the one-year mark of dealing with this ongoing health crisis,” White stated.
For more information, visit kwcps.k12.va.us.
Em Holter, email@example.com, 757-256-6657, @EmHolterNews.