Bedford County Public Schools announces plans for 2020-21 school year


BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday afternoon, Bedford County Public Schools posted a detailed video explaining the school district’s plans for the upcoming academic year.

According to Bedford County Public Schools’ Facebook announcement on Friday, July 3, children from Pre-K to third grade will attend classes in person, although classroom locations may change. They are set to begin classes on Aug. 12

Meanwhile, fourth through sixth graders will also have in-person classes starting on Aug. 12, but because social distancing requirements are likely to result in a lack of space, some groups of fourth and fifth graders will likely go to class at middle schools, officials say.

On the other hand, students in grades seven through 12 will have modified classes in high schools that are scheduled to begin Aug. 17, according to the school district. In addition, each student will be connected to a learning coach for coursework, as well as the option to visit that learning coach on a scheduled basis.

However, for those who have COVID-19 concerns, school officials say they will offer a full-time remote learning option.

As for teachers, they are expected to maintain virtual teaching, and will keep their office hours to conduct their work.

For more information about back-to-school updates, visit the Bedford County Public Schools’ website.

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