Following the release of county COVID-19 case numbers by the state Health Department on Friday, the Manchester City School system will likely move to a hybrid learning schedule.
In a release by Director of Manchester City Schools Dr. Joey Vaughn, the schools will likely shift to the on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
"Today the active COVID -19 case count in Coffee Coffee reached 285. While the number is at the moderate spread level, Manchester City Schools is announcing a probable shift to its hybrid schedule on Wednesday, August 12. A hybrid schedule means that students will receive a combination of on-site and distance learning," Vaughn announced.
Grades Pre-K - 2 will continue to attend school on the traditional schedule during regular school hours, Monday through Friday.
For Grades 3 - 8, these students will move to the A/B rotation that was communicated on Aug. 5. Students in Group A will attend in person on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students in Group B will attend in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays are Distance Learning days for students in grades 3-8. Exceptions to this schedule have been communicated to affected families.
"The impact of going to a hybrid schedule will reach many in our community. We are currently examining alternatives for families with students in grades three through five who need child care assistance during the school day. That information will be communicated by Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Vaughn notes that "once a change is made the school district will remain on the hybrid schedule for an extended period of time. The case rate will have to remain below .5% for at least two consecutive weeks for the district to move back to the traditional schedule."
"Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times," Vaughn said.