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City Schools to offer in-person learning opportunities to specific groups of prioritized students

Posted at 12:04 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 12:04:56-04

BALTIMORE — On Wednesday, Baltimore City Public Schools announced that it will offer in-person learning opportunities to more groups of prioritized students at 25 schools through the remainder of the first semester.

Although majority of City Schools students will continue virtual learning in November and through the rest of this semester, City Schools will offer in-person opportunities to more groups of students at schools that have demonstrated readiness for hosting these opportunities.

These groups include students with disabilities, early learners, English learners, students seen less than 20 percent of the time in virtual classrooms, homeless students, transition grades (6th and 9th) and career and technical education.

Families will get the opportunity to choose whether to participate in these opportunities or continue virtual learning. Over the next few weeks, principals at host sites will connect with families via phone calls, emails, meetings, or other means to determine their interests and develop their school plans.

While City Schools will continue to offer virtual learning for families who want to remain virtual, they will be looking to expand in-person learning opportunities at all schools for additional groups of students who choose to be in-person at the start of the second semester.

City Schools say that they have been working closely with the Baltimore City Health Department and our Health Advisory Committee to ensure that they adhere to the approved health and safety guidelines.

Health and safety measures include mandatory face masks for staff and students, daily health screening and temperature checks, daily cleaning and disinfecting, and small class sizes to facilitate social distancing. These practices will continue as they expand in-person learning.