SCS issues plans for a phased return to in-person learning in January

WATCH: SCS issues plans for a phased return to in-person learning in January

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County School District has issued plans for a phased return to in-person learning beginning in January.

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  • As we prepare for a return to in-person learning, we’re asking parents to submit a student learning option for the remainder of the year Oct. 21 to 30.
  • Parents may choose in-person or virtual learning for their child for the remainder of the year.
  • Only parents who did not submit a learning option this summer or wish to change their original choice should submit an option. Please do not resubmit if your choice has not changed.
  • Students who do not have a learning option selected by October 30 will be automatically enrolled in the in-person option for the remainder of the school year.
  • We are planning for a phased return to in-person learning beginning with grades Pre-K - 5 and students with exceptional needs in early January. Grades 6-12 would follow later in mid-January.
  • We will continue to follow all Health Department protocols to ensure our buildings are safe for students and teachers to return.
  • Get more information at scsk12.org/learningoptions.

Rethinking returning to school buildings has been a huge priority to the SCS officials since the release of the S.A.F.E. Re-Entry Plan this summer.

The health and safety of the students and staff have been the primary considerations for reopening schools, officials said.

Under the current proposal, grades Pre-K - 5 and students with exceptional needs would return first in early January. Grades 6-12 would return in mid-January.

SCS will continue to follow all health department protocols to ensure the buildings are safe for students and teachers to return.

Continued Safety Protocols:

  • Students will be socially distant in buildings to the extent possible
  • PPE and signage is in place
  • Buildings have been sanitized and will be routinely cleaned
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