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Ichabod Crane unveils its reopening plan

Jul 31, 2020 5:45 am
Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Ichabod Crane school officials July 28, unveiled the district's preliminary plan for reopening in September. The plan provides for full-time in-person instruction for students in kindergarten through grade 5, and a hybrid of remote and in-person learning for students in grades 6-12. Nearly 450 people attended a virtual telephone conference held by the district to outline the plan. District Superintendent Suzanne Guntlow said the plan was developed with the input of 80 administrators, teachers and staff, and approximately 900 parents responded to a district survey gauging how they would like the reopening to occur. Students in grades K through 5, will attend full-time, in-person daily instruction. Because of the need to accommodate social distancing requirements, the number of sections has been increased at each grade level. Instruction in art, music and physical education will be provided. Students in grades 6 through 12 will receive a combination of in-person and remote instruction, with the student body divided into two groups — Group A and Group B. Group A would be in the building on Monday and Tuesday; Group B on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be used for cleaning the buildings while students work in virtual groups from home, along with extra help for at-risk students. The district is looking at three different options for students when they are scheduled to work from home. The plan is to require masks on school buses at all times, as well as social distancing, with occupancy planned at 33 to 50 percent. Additional school supplies will be available at the school to prevent sharing of equipment. Restrooms will be cleaned throughout the day, The district's preliminary reopening plan is available www [dot] ichabodcrane [dot] org. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.