COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Muscogee County School District is updating its plan for allowing some students to return to the classroom in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phase one of the two-phase plan will see elementary school students and self-contained special education students reverting to the choice model on Tuesday, Jan. 19, allowing those students who choose to participate in traditional learning to return to the classroom. Those who previously chose to participate in virtual learning will continue to do so.
All students in grades six through twelve will continue participating in virtual learning.
In the second phase, which begins on Monday, Jan. 25, all other students will return to the choice model with some continuing virtual learning and others begin in-person instruction again.
In a letter sent to all parents and employees, MCSD Superintendent Dr. David Lewis said this decision was made in consultation with local medical professionals and public health agencies.
“Our foremost goal is to balance the educational needs of our students with the safety and well-being of our students and employees during this time. We appreciate your patience as we look forward to welcoming your students back under the choice model as soon as possible,” said Dr. Lewis in the letter.
Read Dr. Lewis’ full letter to parents below.