NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. - The New Hartford Central School District Reopening Advisory Committee held a virtual meeting Thursday night to discuss finalized reopening plans to send to the state.
Superintendent of Schools Robert Nole chaired the meeting. Nole provided an overview of the reopening plan draft, highlighting key aspects that include important guidelines for teaching and learning, school schedules, transportation, and health and safety.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Curriculum and Instruction Allen Hyde reviewed the district’s proposal for its hybrid instructional learning model.
The current proposal, a ‘3-2 model,’ divides students into two main groups and provides both in-person instruction and well as remote learning.
One group would be in school Monday, Wednesday, and every other Friday.
The other group would be in school Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Friday.
"We believe this model benefits our students with increased in-person time with teachers, in the face to face time that is being recommended with the state education department," Hyde said. "The option for remote learning exclusively does still remain open for students and parents who are looking to participate in that."
Special education students and English language learning students will be in school Monday through Thursday and learn remotely on Fridays.
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