In-Person, Remote Learning Eyed For Tredyffrin-Easttown Schools

Max Bennett

TREDYFFRIN-EASTTOWN, PA — Officials in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District said if Chester County remains "green" in Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to reopen the state, school will open in fall.

In a letter to the district community, Superintendent Dr. Richard Gusick said all Tredyffrin/Easttown Schools may open in fall, but with many significant changes in place.

As of now, the first day of school is slated for Aug. 31.

Details of the fall reopening have not been released, but Gusick said student will have the ability to do remote learning from home.

In the event of Chester County reverting to the "red" phase of Wolf's plan, Gusick said it will not reopen schools.

In mid July, the district will present a draft of the fall reopening plan. Then it will hold a virtual meeting where the board will consider adopting the reopening plan.

The district said in early August, families will make the decision and commitment either to attend school following health and safety guidelines or to participate in distance learning.

"The virus and the pandemic have presented unpredictable twists and turns to health authorities, resulting in regular adjustments to our rules of operation." Gusick said. "We remain fully engaged in the evolution of pandemic response, and we will keep you informed if the State requires us to alter our plans. I thank you for your continued support and flexibility."

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This article originally appeared on the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch