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Belton ISD to alternate days students attend in-person classes

Belton ISD
Posted at 11:05 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 00:05:22-04

BELTON, TX — Belton ISD has voted to follow "Scenario 4" for the upcoming semester, meaning students will alternate the days in which they attend in-person classes.

The first day of the 2020-2021 school year is set for September 8.

According to Scenario 4:

  • Elementary school students will attend in-person class Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be at-home remote learning days to allow for deep cleaning and teacher planning.
  • Middle school students will attend in-person class Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be at-home remote learning days to allow for deep cleaning and teacher planning.
  • High school students will be divided into smaller cohorts. Principals will send out information regarding group assignments. Group 1 will attend in-person class on Mondays and Tuesdays and learn remotely on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Group 2 will learn remotely Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and attend in-person class on Thursdays and Fridays.

Under Scenario 4, students in Functional Academics, Life Skills, AIMS and Delta will have the opportunity to attend in-person class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Special Programs staff members will call families next week to discuss what will best meet the student's needs.

The district says the decision was made after conversations with local medical professionals on the public health situation in Bell County.

Belton ISD plans to remain in Scenario 4 through at least October 2.