Hardin County students able to return to in-person learning March 15 (update)
On Thursday, January 28, the Hardin County Board of Education approved the return of students to in-person learning. Students who choose in person learning will attend Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In person students will not attend Fridays. That day will be used for teachers to focus on remote students. With 20% of the school population still choosing remote learning, teachers have to continue to set aside time for these students.
This new schedule will begin Monday, March 15, 2021. Parents are asked to notify the school how their students will attend, in-person or remote.
“I’m excited to see our school working to get back to a regular schedule,” said Superintendent Andy Edmondson. “We will need your help in letting us know who is returning, so we can begin planning for the return of students.”
Junior high and high school classes will stay at 38 minutes each. Each day present (Mon. – Thurs.), students will attend 1st through 8th hours. Students in grades 6-12 may use clear backpacks. Lockers will not be used.
Students may bring their lunches. Students will eat lunch in the commons (grades 6-12) and multipurpose rooms (grades K-5). Plexiglass dividers will run down the middle of the tables and students will practicing social distancing while eating.
Meals will still be delivered on the end of the day route for remote students who would like to receive them.
If you have questions or concerns, or would like to notify the school of your decision, call 287-2141.
Why have all the teachers in the Hardin County independent schools not been vaccinated? And what about the overcrowded situation? How can they practice social distancing in a class that is already overcrowded? 4 to a pod is not the answer. If one person gets Covid, how will you determine which class and which pod that child was in????