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Ken-Ton Schools accelerating hybrid learning plan

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Posted at 5:53 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 05:55:35-04

KENMORE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District is accelerating its plan to return to hybrid learning.

During a virtual Q and A session Thursday night, administrators said elementary school students will be able to go in for orientation as early as Wednesday, September 30th.

This would apply to kindergartners and first graders.

Orientation will also be held on October 7th for those students.

Meanwhile, students from second grade to fourth grade will be scheduled sometime soon.

Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, will be in place to allow students to return to school safely.

When students begin returning to school, those who remain 100 percent virtual students will see teacher reassignments for math and ELA.

The students that return to in school instruction will not see their teacher changed.

Parents who wish to keep their children virtual do not need to do anything, if you think you’re okay with sending your child back when hybrid begins but you originally signed up for virtual learning, you need to get in contact with the district as soon as possible.

Here are the plans for students grades five through 12 to return to school if they so choose.

Meanwhile for athletics, girls swimming was moved to the spring by the Niagara Frontier League.

Modified sports are on hold but Grade 7 students in middle school can compete in sports through a specific program.

For sports that have been approved to return each athlete will get two passes for spectators which will be checked as they enter the lots.

They will follow, “restaurant rules” meaning once seated/get to their location they can remove their mask as long as there is six feet of distance between a different party.

Meanwhile, mask breaks will be scheduled by each teacher and follow Erie County Department Of Health protocols, these breaks will be no more than 9 minutes in duration.

You can watch the entire Q and A session here.