Weakley County Schools release reopening plans for August

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — Weakley County Schools have released their plans for reopening the district, with a start date currently set for August 17.

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According to a news release, the new start date will allow more time for resources to arrive.

The release says the school board approved a plan to provide in-person classes with social distancing and other precautions in place, as well as remote learning options in the event of future school closures due to COVID-19, and a monitored distance education plan for student with health or family concerns that would prevent them from returning to class in-person.

Those measures were approved during Monday’s school board meeting.

The change in start date came after a discussion on the latest active cases in Weakley County, as well as the training that will be needed to ensure a move into remote learning if necessary, according to the release.

The reopening plan includes contingencies for health and safety in operations, protocols for if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, transportation and nutrition guidelines, and academic plans for returning to class and remote learning options.

The monitored distance education plan will be a semester-long commitment and applications will be made available from school principals.

Remote learning will be provided through phone calls, Zoom meetings and Google Classroom. Teachers in Pre-K through fifth grade will use these with daily lessons and assignments, while teachers in sixth through 12th grade will rely on Google Classroom and have regular office hours for students to contact them outside of regularly scheduled meetings.

To read or download a copy of the reopening document, click here. For a list of frequently asked questions and answers, click here.

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