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Local schools reiterate their post-winter break plans

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jan 04, 2021

Hampton City Schools

According to twitter, their modified in-person learning for PreK, K, & PreK-12 students with disabilities served in a self-contained environment will be on hold to create a “buffer” between holiday gatherings & in-person learning.

Officials say instruction will be virtual for ALL students from Jan. 4-15.

York County School Division

The school has evaluated the potential for a spike following the holidays and the time required to contact trace with confidence, according to twitter.

School officials said that all students are in a temporary shift to the Remote Model this week (Jan. 4 - 8, 2021).

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

All students will learn remotely from Jan. 4 – Jan. 8 to reduce the post-holiday spread of COVID-19 in our schools, according to a news release.

Staff is encouraged to telework if they can complete their work remotely.

For more info, visit here.

Isle of Wight County Schools

Because of concerns with school and community health data, Dr. Thornton announced in December that he was moving students on the in-person continuum to the temporary remote learning model for the two weeks following Winter Break, beginning January 4 and lasting through January 15.

Specific schedule information has been shared by each school.

Students on the in-person continuum will return to in-person hybrid learning on Tuesday, January 19, since January 18, 2021 is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The switch to temporary remote learning will allow the division and community time to ride-out any spikes in cases from holiday travel and gatherings.

According to a news release, employees and families should use this time cautiously. Officials say participating in extended trips or get-togethers of more than ten people will defeat the purpose of these efforts.

Chesapeake Public Schools

Additional winter calendar reminders include:

Jan. 4 - Return to learning temporarily online

Jan.13 - Early release day for elementary schools only

Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr., Day observed

Jan. 19 - Return to on-campus instruction (Option 1 students)

Jan. 27 - Early release day for elementary schools only

Jan. 27-29 - Exams if appropriate

Jan. 29 - End of the grading period K-12

Feb. 1 - Teacher Workday

Feb. 2 - Teacher Workday/In-Service Day

Suffolk VA Public Schools

Due to increasing COVID-19 rates, VHSL winter activities will continue to be suspended. The next review will be on January 4.

Students will NOT return for face-to-face instruction on Jan. 4 (for elementary) or Jan. 11 (for secondary). The school board will determine the return of students at a future date.

Specialized program students will continue to attend school in a face-to-face setting one day a week (Wednesday).

Currituck County Schools

No school Monday - Wednesday. Virtual learning for all students will resume January 7.

Elementary and middle school will return to in-person instruction January 11.

A meeting will take place January 7 solely to determine the return to in person learning for Currituck County High School and JP Knapp Early College.