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Hybrid Learning Not an Option to Start School Year

State regulations are restricting school districts from utilizing a “hybrid” learning model in response to COVID this school year.

Throughout the 2020-21 school year, schools were allowed the flexibility to use a combination of online and on campus learning as needed if the level of COVID spread in their district warranted the hybrid model. While in-person learning is the Governor-mandated norm this year, online learning is still an option for parents who feel it’s safer for their students. 

At the regular school board meeting Aug. 9th, Charles City Superintendent Mike Fisher said while the digital learning option is available for all grades in the district, educators feel in-person instruction is best for students pre-K through fourth grade.

Fisher added that the district will have a dedicated teacher to lead instruction for any pre-K through fourth grade student learning digitally from home.

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Mark Pitz

News Director
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