On Wednesday, September 2, the New Albany School District’s Board of Trustees approved a schedule for September 8 – October 2. This plan allows for the safe transitioning from the hybrid schedule that was used in August to students being in school in person four days a week.
“Our hybrid schedule worked well and our number of positive cases among our staff and students was extremely low,” said Dr. Lance Evans, Superintendent. “We completely understand the need to get our students back in school in a traditional, in-person format and this schedule allows us to gradually increase the number of days that our students are back in the classrooms.” Evans noted that it is in the best interest of the students academically and socially to be back at school and the district is continuing to be cautious as students return to traditional school.
Masks will still be required for all students and staff. The school district is still encouraging students to be transported by cars to avoid overcrowding on school buses.
Wednesdays will still be virtual school for all students in grades K-12 and the same Wednesday schedules will continue to be followed as they were in August. PreK students will attend daily Monday-Friday.
Full virtual school will continue to be an option throughout the school year. If students wish to transition from traditional school to full virtual school (or vice versa) at any time throughout the school year, they should contact their school building and speak to the Virtual School Administrator in that building
District officials say the school district will begin 5 day a week, in-person school in the traditional format beginning Monday, October 5 if it is safe at that time to make the transition. In the event there is an increase in the number of positive cases and/or quarantined individuals, adjustments to the September schedule will be made and properly publicized.
Below is the schedule for September 8-October 2:
Tuesday, September 8: In-Person School
Wednesday, September 9: Virtual School
Thursday, September 10: In-Person School
Friday, September 11: In-Person School
Monday, September 14: In Person School
Tuesday, September 15: In-Person School
Wednesday, September 16: Virtual School
Thursday, September 17: In-Person School
Friday, September 18: In-Person School
Monday, September 21: In Person School
Tuesday, September 22: In-Person School
Wednesday, September 23: Virtual School
Thursday, September 24: In-Person School
Friday, September 25: In-Person School
Monday, September 28: In Person School
Tuesday, September 29: In-Person School
Wednesday, September 30: Virtual School
Thursday, October 1: In-Person School
Friday, October 2: In-Person School