As the fall approaches, schools are grappling with how to return to class. Some school districts will be returning to business as usual and some are taking a more cautious approach. Warren Township is an example of the latter.
Warren Township Schools will push back the return of students to school by one week. Instead of returning July 29 as initially planned, students will return to school on August 6.
When Warren Township students do return to class, they will notice some major differences. The district will be shifting to a hybrid, alternating day schedule to limit the number of students in the buildings at one time. When students are not in school, they will have access to virtual instruction and learning materials:
Preschool will offer 3 and 5 day IN-PERSON classes. Classes can be either full day or half day.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade will be in a 5 day IN-PERSON model with an option for a 5 day VIRTUAL model. Students in the VIRTUAL model will be held to the same expectations and requirements of the IN-PERSON model.
Students in 6th – 12th grade will operate on an ALTERNATING DAY schedule. Students will be assigned to a cohort that will follow either a Black schedule or a Gold schedule. 6th-12th grade students will have both an IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL experience.
In order to make this work, the plan is to shorten spring break by five days and get out for summer vacation one day later on May 28.