Public schools in Elkhart County plan on in-person, online options for the fall

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind.—Public schools in Elkhart County are planning for both in-person and online classroom options for students in the fall, according to a letter sent to families on Monday.

Superintendents of the multiple public school systems in Elkhart County have met regularly to discuss reopening options with the county health department, commissioners, and city mayors.

For the 2020-21 school year, public schools in Elkhart County will have students return to classrooms with health department-approved procedures in place.

Students who cannot return to the classroom or who are uncomfortable returning to in-person learning will have online options available to them, according to the letter.

All Elkhart county public schools will start on their scheduled date offering instructional options in-person or online.

Detailed reopening plans for each school will be made available “soon,” and will include procedures for:

  • Self-screening
  • Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Facial coverings and shields
  • Bus transportation
  • Social distancing
  • Identifying, tracing and reporting cases of COVID-19

Superintendents of Baugo Community Schools, Concord Community Schools, Elkhart Community Schools, Fairfield Community Schools, Goshen Community Schools, Middlebury Community Schools, and Wa-Nee Community Schools all signed the letter to families.

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