Newport News Public Schools announce timeline for return to in-person learning with select students returning by end of February

Posted at 8:09 PM, Feb 08, 2021

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Public Schools Superintendent Dr. George Parker announced Monday an updated timeline for the return to in-person learning.

The timeline plans to bring students back in two phases, beginning with student populations who are most in need of in-person instruction and support.

Self-contained special education students, newcomer English Language Learners, and students in preschool through third grade will return to in-person instruction on Monday, February 22.

Students in grades 4-12, will return on Monday, March 8.

Families who selected virtual instruction for their child will continue with virtual instruction.

Timeline for return to in-person learning

The first group to return on Monday, Feb. 22:

  • Special Needs Students (Self Contained – K through 5th grade): In-person instruction four half-days a week (M, Tu, Th, F)
  • Special Needs Students (Self Contained – 6th through 12th grade): In-person instruction four full days a week (M, Tu, Th, F)
  • English Language Learners (Newcomers – 1st through 8th grade): In-person instruction four three-quarter days a week (M, Tu, Th, F)
  • Students in Pre-kindergarten through Grade 3 In-person instruction four half-days a week (M, Tu, Th, F)

Second group to return on Monday, March 8:

  • Students in Grades 4-12: In-person, hybrid learning model

The days that students are not in school, they will continue their learning by logging into Canvas on their Chromebook or computer for guided and independent assignments. In most cases students will work independently; however, some students may receive personalized instruction in small groups.

Parents are also invited to participate in NNPS' Return to Learn Virtual Town Hall from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday to learn more information. Parents may register here.

To review the complete "Return to Learn Plan," click here.