Galax City Public Schools Board to offer in-person and virtual options beginning Oct. 7, masks and temperature checks required

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GALAX, Va. (WFXR) — During the Galax City Public Schools’ (GCPS) School Board meeting Thursday night, the Board voted unanimously to begin offering in-person and virtual options begnning on Wednesday, October 7.

According to the plan, schools will be open in-person and virtually five days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

All students and staff will be required to wear mask throughout the day. Temperature checks and health screenings will occur each morning. Students will be spaces three to six feet apart and hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms.

There will be a teacher change for some of the elementary school students. Since elementary teachers cannot teach both in-person students in the classroom and virtual students on the computer at the same time, one teacher at each grade level from kindergarten to fifth grade will serve the virtual students.

There will be no changes to the Pre-K classes.

Middle school and high school students will continue to have the same classes and teachers. The only change that may occur is the order of their classes.

Food delivery will continue for families who are remaining in the virtual program. If your family is not receiving meals, you are asked to call your child’s school office.

Schools will need transportation information from families that originally opted for virtual learning and now have decided to transition to in-person learning. Families are asked to call your child’s school and let them know if you need an A.M. bus, a P.M. bus, bus transportation to and from school, or if you plane to transport your child both ways. Families are asked to contact their school office by the afternoon of Monday, September 28.

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