Watauga County Schools To Reopen With Hybrid Plan
The Watauga County Board of Education has voted unanimously to return students to in-person schooling using a hybrid plan.
In an email sent to parents and guardians, the board said it will resume in-person learning for Kindergarten through 3rd grade starting October 5.
Though Governor Roy Cooper has approved school districts reopening using a less-restrictive completely in-person plan, Watauga County students will be returning using a 2×3 Plan B Flex Schedule.
That means half of the students will attend school on Monday and Tuesday, while the other half attend on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is reserved as a remote learning day. In total, students would have three days of online learning at home each week.
Students in grades 4 through 12 will resume on October 19 under the same 2×3 Plan B Flex Schedule, while keeping social distancing measures in place.
The district says it will share more information on the logistics of bus routing, lunch services, and health screenings in the coming days.