MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Monday marks the first day of a new schedule for Montgomery County Public Schools, one where students will attend a full day of classes either in-person or remotely four days a week. However, hybrid learning will no longer be an option.
Starting Monday, March 8, the school district says elementary school students will attend school from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. while middle and high school students will attend from 8:05 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
School officials say they have worked hard over the past few weeks to implement health and safety protocols for this new schedule.
For example, every classroom will have desk dividers to prepare for mealtime, as well as air filtration units with HEPA 13 filters. There will also be outdoor dining options available for all students and face shields offered for small group work and class transitions.
“March 8 will look and feel a lot like the first day of school,” Montgomery County Public Schools posted on Facebook on Friday, March 5. “Drop off and pick up will likely be delayed throughout the week next week as we all adjust to the new times. We appreciate your patience.”
Follow the links listed below for resources provided by the school district amid this schedule change:
- Updated bus routes
- Menus for the free breakfast and lunch provided to students
- Technology tips for remote students and parents of remote students
- Montgomery County Public Schools’ Wi-Fi hotspots