UPDATE: Radford City Public Schools switch to all virtual learning

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UPDATE 8:09 p.m.: All students who attend Radford City Public Schools will switch to virtual learning starting Tuesday.

All school buildings will be closed to students Tuesday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Dec. 4, but the school district plans to reopen the buildings for in-person learning on Monday, Dec. 7.

All Radford City Public Schools will provide asynchronous learning opportunities for PreK-12 students on Tuesday, but then they will provide virtual synchronous instruction for the week after Thanksgiving, Monday’s statement says.

In addition, school officials say students can expect Expect virtual synchronous — in other words, online and real-time — learning opportunities on Nov. 30 , Dec. 1, Dec. 3, and Dec. 4. Classes at McHarg/Belle Heth are scheduled begin at 8 a.m. and DIS/RHS will start at 8:30 a.m.

However, Dec. 2 will reportedly be an asynchronous learning day for all students besides McHarg/Belle Heth’s specialty synchronous learning opportunities.

School officials say teachers will also be holding office hours if students or families need any academic help.

According to the school district, the move is out of an abundance of caution due to an increased likelihood of possible exposures to COVID-19 cases involving staff, students and the Radford community.

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — The students at a Radford school are not only being sent home Monday morning, but they are also set to switch to virtual learning for two weeks starting Tuesday as a precaution.

According to Radford City Public Schools, students at John Dalton Intermediate will be sent home at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 “out of an abundance of caution.” Even though students will still collect lunch, they are asked to wait until they arrive at home before eating.

In addition, the school district says John Dalton Intermediate will switch to an entirely virtual learning platform from Tuesday, Nov. 24, until Monday, Dec. 7.

Meanwhile, DIS will reportedly be closed to students until Dec. 7.

However, officials say McHarg, Belle Heth Elementary, and Radford High School will continue hybrid learning and the buildings will be open to students at this time.

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