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Winfield-Mt. Union

The Winfield-Mt. Union Community School District school board will vote on the district’s return-to-learn plan on Wednesday evening. The plan currently anticipates welcoming students back into school for a face-to-face learning model on Aug. 24.
The Winfield-Mt. Union Community School District school board will vote on the district’s return-to-learn plan on Wednesday evening. The plan currently anticipates welcoming students back into school for a face-to-face learning model on Aug. 24.

Learning: 100 percent in-person, remote learning option available

Face Coverings: Required

The Winfield-Mt. Union Community School District will meet Wednesday evening to vote on its return-to-learn plan. The district plans to enter an on-site learning model with 100 percent of students in attendance. An online learning option is available for families who choose not to send children back to school and will be delivered through Edgenuity.

As part of the district’s mitigation tactics, the plan states “school employees and students will be expected to wear face coverings and perform other safety practices when directed to do so by district protocol.”

Students will be expected to have face coverings on during arrival and dismissal. Face coverings also will be expected for all visitors who enter the school buildings.

Limited face coverings will be available, but students are expected to bring their own face coverings for school.

Superintendent Jeff Maeder noted the high school will implement a block scheduling system, which will make any potential transition into a hybrid model easier.

Should the district enter a hybrid model, it will continue to meet with all students with an a.m./p.m. schedule. Students will be split into a morning and afternoon session. Students who ride the bus to school will be assigned an a.m. schedule, and buses routes will only run once a day.

Students and staff will be asked to self-quarantine for up to 14 days if they have had close contact with a person with COVID-19 symptoms, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or “traveled from somewhere considered to be a ‘hot spot’ by the CDC.”

The district’s return-to-learn plan is available on the district’s website.

– Ashley Duong