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Baltimore City Public Schools plan mid-February return to in-person learning

Posted at 12:31 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 10:49:16-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Public Schools on Thursday revealed plans for a partial return to in-person learning, by mid February.

Returning would be optional and available to elementary students in kindergarten through fifth grade and high school students in grades 9 and 12.

The city resumed some in-person instruction last September for prioritized groups of students.

So far there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 transmission at those facilities, according to the school system.

Below is a timeline of who can start in-person learning, and when.

  • Kindergarten through grade 2 begins Tuesday, February 16
  • Grades 3-5 begin Monday, March 1
  • 9th grade and 12th grade begin Monday, March 1

The system will share plans for pre-k and grades 6 through 8, sometime in March.

A Virtual Family Town Hall about second-semester in-person learning will be held January 21 at 5:30 p.m. on the school system's social media platforms.

Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises answered questions about the system's phased return during a news conference on Thursday, which can be watched below.