Students in Chesapeake may return to in-person learning in September

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Posted at 6:06 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 11:07:08-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Chesapeake Public School students could return to on-campus learning in September.

Last week, a PowerPoint presentation was released by the school board with information on its newest plan for reopening schools in the fall.

The plan says special education, preschool and kindergarten students could be back in the classroom five days a week starting September 21.

The plan also says that first, second and third-graders could return to on-campus learning five days a week starting September 28.

Daily digital health screenings will be mandatory but temperature screenings wouldn't be required when students arrive at school. Staff on-campus will be required to wear masks or some type of face covering and maintain physical distancing.

If there is a positive case within the school district, officials say there won't be any mass calling for notification, but you will be contacted directly if you were within 6 feet of someone who has tested positive.

Officials mentioned that a cultural shift will need to take place, so that when students and staff say they're sick, they stay home instead of being encouraged to go to school or work.

Those who become sick during the day should be isolated and then immediately sent home, school officials advise.