Dinwiddie Schools to start bringing students back to school

County will close virtual learning centers

Dinwiddie Schools to start bringing students back to school
Leaders with Dinwiddie County Public Schools will discuss school reopening plans Monday.

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Dinwiddie Schools voted to have its elementary students back in the classroom by the end of the month.

The reopening plan was discussed during a special school board meeting on Sept. 15.

Students with special needs of all ages were the first group to resume in-person learning on Sept. 21.

On Sept. 28, the district will have Pre-K through 5th grade back in the classroom for four days a week, but that’s only for parents who pre-selected to have face-to-face instruction for their children. Virtual learning would still continue for others.

The following grades will return to school on these dates:

  • Oct. 5 – Grades 6 and 9 will return
  • Oct. 12 – Grades 7 and 10 will return
  • Oct. 19 – Grades 8, 11 and 12 will return

This is all part of a phased back to school plan to get children back in the classroom in a safe way.

In a last-minute decision, the district reversed course last month and voted to begin the school year fully online after a spike in COVID-19 cases.

On Sept. 25 Dinwiddie County closed the district’s virtual learning centers due to in-person instruction beginning.

The learning centers were established in the county’s two community centers to provide support for families navigating virtual learning with limited internet in their homes.

Centers were staffed by instructional employees of Dinwiddie County Public Schools with afternoon activities supported by Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

For information on hours of operation for the Eastside Community Enhancement Center and the Robert & Betty Ragsdale Community Center, click here.

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