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U-46 student schedules encountering delays
By Seth Hancock
Schedules for students in School District U-46 are expected to be released by the end of this week.
The first day of the 2020-2021 school year was shifted from Aug. 12 to Aug. 24 and will start in all distance learning under the continued COVID-19 regulations after approval by the Board of Education at a July 27 special meeting.
In a statement from Superintendent Tony Sanders, student schedules were delayed.
“As we navigate the beginning of this unique school year and consider our recent family survey responses, we have had to shift our timelines for releasing some information, including student schedules,” Sanders wrote. “We are working to integrate new information, including the family survey responses regarding their distance learning preferences for elementary and middle school students.”
Sanders added: “We appreciate your patience and understanding as we develop some new programs and procedures during the 2020-21 school year.”
High school schedules should be completed as Sanders stated they would be released as early as Friday, Aug. 14 with completion on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Middle school schedules and elementary teacher assignments are expected to be ready by Friday, Aug. 21.
Distance learning is expected to remain in place through the end of the first quarter, Oct. 22, for all students while a hybrid model (mix of in-person and distance) is planned to begin in the second quarter for kindergarten through middle school students. High school is expected to remain in distance learning for the foreseeable future.