Madrid-Waddington Central releases fall reopening plan, changes to dismissal time for all students
MADRID -- Madrid-Waddington Central School officials are planning to offer full in-class instructing with heightened health protocols.
The announcement was made through its reopening plan that is posted online. Families will have the option to have their child participate in remote instruction as well. A hybrid model would offer a mix of online and in-person learning.A survey of about 500 families resulted in only 4% of respondents saying they would not send their child back to school. Further, 68% said they wished to send their children back to school and 24% were on the fence.
“The MWCS School district fully understands and respects the rights of families during the pandemic to feel uneasy sending their children to school for a variety of reasons including underlying health conditions. As a result, we are prepared to offer a variety of learning approaches for any students in this situation regardless of their personal circumstance” district officials said.
The school day has been condensed 30 minutes due to the closure of lunch rooms for social distancing. Students will eat in their homerooms. All high school students will be dismissed daily at 1:40 p.m., while dismissal time for elementary students will be moved up to 2:30 p.m.
“Students engaged in remote learning either by choice or school directive will follow their normal daily schedule for synchronous instruction via googlemeet. Students who are home with any symptoms of COVID-19 may also maintain attendance by engaging in remote learning while home,” officials said.
To read the district’s entire plan, visit bit.ly/30ee53a