Wicomico Co. Schools To Resume Hybrid Instruction In Phases

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Wicomico County Public Schools plan to return to hybrid instruction starting the week of February 2nd. Students will start to return to buildings in stages, according to Superintendent Donna Hanlin. Those in Pre-K to second grade would be first, followed by third-through-eighth graders, then high-school students by the week of February 16th. Wicomico County Schools…

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Somerset Co. Delays School Reopening Until Feb. 8th

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Somerset County Public Schools have again delayed a return for in-person instruction. Due to continuing local rates of COVID-19 positivity in the community, students will continue to learn remotely until Monday, February 8th. Officials are hoping to bring back all students to learn in the classrooms, but it may only be possible to invite small…

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Update: Worcester Co. Schools Reopen Buildings Jan. 19th

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Worcester County Public Schools will welcome groups of students back into buildings for in-person instruction next Tuesday January 19th. Teachers and staff are returning today. Students will take part in remote instruction this week in Worcester County Public Schools. “As we begin the transition to Stage Two of our Responsible Return plan, it is more…

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Schools Return from Winter Break…Most Remain in Remote Learning

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DELAWARECape Henlopen District schools reopen on Monday. Before the start of the Christmas break the district switched to remote learning after an increase in positive cases of coronavirus. However district officials plan to begin Monday with hybrid learning – however that could still change. Indian River students also return to classes on Monday, however they…

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Worcester Co. Schools To Resume Hybrid Instruction

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Worcester County Public Schools plan to resume the school year Monday, January 4th with a return of small targeted groups of students for in-person instruction. Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor said teachers and staff members have been trained for their specific roles and responsibilities regarding health and safety, and the school system is confident that…

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Del. Creates Fund To Help Schools Keep Teachers, Staff Working

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Delaware school districts and charter schools may qualify to obtain part of a state fund to prevent possible teacher and staff layoffs due to declining enrollment. Governor John Carney and Education Secretary Dr. Susan Bunting announced Thursday that the state would provide $9-million in one-time funding for districts and charters that certify they will not…

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Somerset Co. Schools To Close For 3 Weeks

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Somerset County Public Schools will be closed for in-person learning for a three-week period starting Monday. School officials say the decision was made due to an increase in reported COVID-19 cases among students and staff in the past two weeks, as well as Somerset County’s rising rate of positive test results. Local health officials say…

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2 Somerset Co. Schools Close Due To COVID Concerns

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Two schools in Somerset County will close for two weeks in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Princess Anne Elementary School and Greenwood Elementary in Somerset County will be closed for in-person instruction today through Friday, November 13th. School officials say people in both schools have tested positive for the virus, and some…

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Dorchester Co. Schools Revert To Virtual Instruction

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Dorchester County Public Schools are closing until further notice and will revert to exclusive remote instruction in response to an increase in the county’s rate of positivity for COVID-19. Superintendent David Bromwell says the decision was made in the interest of health and safety and out of an abundance of caution to close school buildings…

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Wicomico Co. Schools Update Reopening Plans

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Wicomico County Public Schools are welcoming groups of students for in-person instruction.Pre-K kids are among the first to re-enter school buildings after an online start to the school year.For health and safety, only students will be allowed to enter classrooms with their teachers.However, school nurses will be available to meet with families in the lobbies…

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More Wicomico Co. Students Return For In-Person Instruction

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Wicomico County Public Schools will start to bring more students back to buildings for in-person instruction starting next week.Students in pre-K, kindergarten and some receiving special education services will start to come back. Pre-K and other groups of students will receive two days of in-person instruction and three days of virtual instruction each week.First- and…

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IRSD Offers Curbside Meal Pick-Up For Students

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Curbside meal pick-up for Indian River School District students will start this Wednesday, under an extension of the U.S.D.A. Summer Food Service program. Meals will be offered at no charge each Wednesday from 10:45 a.m. until noon at various schools in the district. Parents or guardians may drive up to the designated location for contact-less…

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Sussex Tech Incorporates Flexibility Into Remote Learning

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Sussex Tech students and instructors Zoom into a new academic year. Students in a variety of subjects are starting to learn remotely. However, teachers also have the flexibility to bring small groups of students in later this month for the sort of hands-on instruction and practice that’s important to Sussex Tech students’ success. District leaders…

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Cape Henlopen Education Association Votes “No Confidence” In Reopening Plan

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The Cape Henlopen Education Association’s membership has voted “no confidence” in the Board of Education and the Superintendent’s reopening plan and timetable for the new school year. Cape Henlopen Education Association President Lacey Brown says in a statement that the union had multiple discussions about the reopening plan which was adopted August 6th. The statement…

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Del. Devotes $20M From CARES Act For Broadband Access

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Delaware will utilize CARES Act funding to make sure students who start the school year learning virtually are connected. Part of the 20-million dollar allocation announced Monday would help families that cannot afford or obtain internet access. Elyse Baerga of the Woodbridge School District says when schools suddenly switched to online learning last March, it…

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Milford Public Schools Plan Six Weeks Of Remote Learning

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Milford School District students will be learning remotely for the first six weeks of the school year. The board voted 5-1 to proceed with virtual instruction when the school year starts September 9th. The Delaware State News reports that the board and Superintendent Kevin Dickerson entertained a variety of viewpoints and surveyed district families since…

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Wicomico Co. Starts School Year With Virtual Learning

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Wicomico County public school students will start the academic year with virtual instruction. The board of education approved the plan suggested by Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin. “Ever since March 13 th , we have looked forward to the day when we could safely resume face-to-face instruction in our classrooms,” Dr. Hanlin said. “Throughout this summer…

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