CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Middle and high school students in Chesterfield are back in the classroom as Cohort 4 has been approved to return for in-person learning.
Nov. 9 was the first day of school for Group 1. Students with last names A-K will go to school on Monday and Tuesday and students with last name L-Z will attend school on Thursday and Friday, Wednesday is set aside for cleaning. The days students are not in-person will be used for online learning.
Photos posted on the school district’s Facebook page show students and teachers at Matoaca Middle, Elizabeth Davis Middle and Clover Hill High School in masks in the classroom.
Social media brought mixed reactions to the decision for students to return in-person. Some families say they are grateful for the choice to return in-person, while others are concerned about recent data presented by the CCPS Health Committee that showed a rise in COVID-19 cases.
CCPS is asking all families to ensure they perform a daily self-assessment that includes an at-home temperature check and ensuring a student doesn’t have two or more symptoms.
“By reporting to their school, a student is attesting that they have answered NO to the questions listed on the self-assessment. (As a condition of their employment, school division staff members are required to conduct the same self-assessment.),” CCPS wrote in a Facebook update.
Students do have the option to remain virtual as in-person instruction continues.
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