Halifax County Schools to welcome back PreK through 3rd-grade students starting Feb. 16

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HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — In a social media post, Halifax County Public Schools is welcoming back PreK through third-grade students starting on Feb. 16.

As these students return, the district will be adhering to proper COVID-19 guidelines including social distancing, mask requirements and hand-washing.

All students will be screened before entering any Halifax County Public Schools facility.

Buses will also be cleaned after each route.

Watch a detailed video of Halifax County Public Schools’ Back To School plan below.

Halifax County Public Schools will also be altering the way meals are distributed to students.

Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, meals for elementary students will be sent home on the bus with those face-to-face students for the days they are at home.

For students not returning to school for in-person instruction, parents will need to visit the school to pick up the meals.

The district has also released meal pick-up schedules for distance learning students and students in 4th and 5th grade.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, parents should go to their child’s elementary school to pick up meals between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

South Boston Early Learning Center parents can pick up their meals from South Boston Elementary School on Mondays and Wednesdays between 2 and 3:30 p.m.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, parents can pick up meals from the following locations, between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.:

  • Cluster Springs Elementary
  • Scottsburg Elementary
  • Halifax Middle

On Fridays, parents can pick up meals for Saturday and Sunday from Halifax County Middle School between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

To view the Halifax County Public School Board Meeting from Monday, Feb. 8 that discusses a variety of topics including a detailed look at the district’s back-to-school plan, see below.

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