The Sylva Herald

Jackson County students returned to school Monday in a year unlike any other. Classes opened with a limited number of students, who are divided into groups A and group B. Each group comes two days per week (A group comes on Monday and Tuesday and B group comes on Thursday and Friday); Wednesday will be a remote day for all (AA, remote, BB).

Following a two-week orientation with that schedule, classes will go remote for two weeks for all students, with two exceptions.

For pre-Kindergarten, each class divided into two groups (A, B); each group continues to come two days per week (A group comes on Monday and Tuesday; B group comes on Thursday and Friday); Wednesday will be a remote day for all (AA, remote, BB).

Students who receive five hours or more per day of Specially Designed Instruction will attend on the A/B schedule as described in Week 1.

At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, leaders plan to review and assess the current situation within schools and the community and make a determination if the system is on track for a Phase II.

Potential Phase II options (other options may be considered) include remote learning for a period of time to be determined by the school board or phasing into an A/B day schedule for all students with an option to do a staggered phase-in, depending on student needs.