PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pitre-Martin presented an update on reopening schools to the city’s school board members during its meeting this week.
“Our staff is working to ensure that even though instruction will be remote when schools reopen, many of the services that our students and families need will still be provided,” offered Dr. Pitre-Martin. “We will continue to provide meals, special education services, and other support services to our stakeholders,” said Dr. Pitre-Martin.
The remote learning day schedule will be five and a half hours long, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m. for students.
Teachers will be online and ready to teach by 8:15 a.m.
Families and students will receive learning kits, workbooks, and technology to support the remote learning environment.
Additionally, families will receive weekly newsletters supporting social and emotional learning.
Board members discussed what the workweek would look like for teachers as well as 10-month and 12-month employees.
The Superintendent recommended that teachers and ten-month employees practice the hybrid model of being in the school buildings two days a week just as 12-month employees began doing at the beginning of July when they returned to work.
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