Perquimans County Schools transitions from Plan B to Plan A; social distancing recommended on buses, in classrooms

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 16:18:31-04

PERQUIMANS Co., N.C. - Perquimans County Schools announced Thursday that it would transition from Plan B to Plan A for students in kindergarten through fifth grade beginning October 19, meaning social distancing will be recommended but not required on buses and in classrooms.

According to a letter sent to Perquimans County families, families also have the option to continue virtual learning through Plan C.

"As the school system moves to implement Plan A for grades K-5, we will continue to make every attempt to social distance students as much as possible while continuing to require daily health screenings and temperature checks, wearing masks, and disinfection procedures," the letter read.

In addition to the above, returning students will also be asked to meet the requirements of daily health screenings for symptoms. For parents of students who ride the bus, bus attestation tickets will be provided for parents to self-screen their child's health each day, and all children will continue to be screened at the school as an additional safety precaution.

Children that show any symptoms of COVID-19 should not be sent to school and can participate in schoolwork through virtual learning, the letter said.

To read the full letter, click here.