Anne Arundel schools plan to have all grades learning in-person by March 22

Posted at 11:47 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 11:48:03-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Public School Superintendent, George Arlotto, on Wednesday submitted his plan to get students back to in-person learning.

It calls for elementary students to begin a hybrid model by March 1.

Students in grades 6, 9, and 12 would return on March 8, followed by grades 7, 8, 10, and 11 on March 22.

Students at all three levels would attend class in-person twice a week, either on Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays.

School staff would return in-person no later than February 17. Some who instruct small groups of students will return earlier.

Wednesdays would remain virtual for all students, to allow time for school buildings to be cleaned.

According to the school system, families who've agreed to send their kids back make up 34 percent of elementary school students, 36 percent middle school, and 39 percent high school.

The plan follows the deadline imposed by Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland State School Superintendent, Dr. Karen Salmon.

Here are some earlier dates of when other smaller groups of students could return.

  • February 11, 2021: Center of Applied Technology – North; Developmental Centers (Phase I elementary)
  • February 16, 2021: Developmental Centers (Phase II elementary)
  • February 18, 2021: Center of Applied Technology – South; Developmental Centers (secondary)
  • February 22, 2021: Elementary ED Regional Centers (Glendale ES, Odenton ES, Rolling Knolls ES); J. Albert Adams @ Mary Moss Academy (all grade levels); Phoenix Academy (ED elementary students)
  • February 25, 2021: Secondary ED Regional Centers (Bates MS, Chesapeake Bay MS, Chesapeake HS); Secondary Autism Classrooms (Old Mill MS South and Old Mill HS); and Phoenix Academy (alternative education programs and ED secondary students)