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Getting you back to school: Kentucky school districts' reopening plans for the fall

Many of you have questions about getting your students back to school and what precautions will be taken to keep them healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KENTUCKY, USA — Many of you have questions about getting your students back to school and what precautions will be taken to keep them healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. As districts make plans for the upcoming school year, we will be reaching out to them for answers to keep you informed.

In June, the Kentucky Department of Education and COVID-19 response team released the #HealthyAtSchool intuitive.

The 24-page document details what respective school districts should check for while reopening schools in the fall. Checks include maintaining social distancing, monitoring temperature and symptoms of students and wearing a mask while having face-to-face instruction. 

This article will be updated as we learn more from these districts and receive updates on their reopening plans.

Adair County Schools 

  • Start date: August 24
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning  
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building; face coverings for staff and students will be required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

Anchorage Public School 

  • Start date: August 12
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning.
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Face coverings for staff and students in common areas, the majority of the school day students may forgo wearing a mask as long as social distancing practices are in place and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.

Bardstown City School

  • Start date: August 24
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning  
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building; face coverings for staff and students will be required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

Breckinridge County Schools 

  • Start date: August 12
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning  
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building; face coverings for staff and students will be required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

Bullitt County Schools 

  • Start date: August 26
  • Classroom setup: remote learning for start of the school year, hoping to eventually phase back into the classroom; virtual school is still an option for the entire semester
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions (once in-person classes resume): Self symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building; face coverings for staff and students will be required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.

RELATED: Bullitt County Schools move start date to August 26

Campbellsville Independent Schools 

  • Start date: August 26
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning  
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building; face coverings for staff and students will be required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory, reduced class sizes and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

Carroll County Schools 

  • Start date: August 26
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning. Virtual Learning for first nine weeks of school.
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building, face coverings for staff and students will be required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory, sizes and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

Grayson County Schools 

  • Start date: August 24
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning on A/B schedule. Students will go to school two days a week, remote two days a week and Fridays will all be remote.
  • Schedule: Revised school calendar to released in the coming week.
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building, face coverings for staff at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory, sizes and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

Hardin County Schools 

  • Start date: August 24
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning. Virtual Learning for first nine weeks of school.
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building, face coverings for staff and students required during transitions and in classrooms when appropriate is not possible, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory, sizes and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

High schools in Hardin County will operate on Hybrid schedule. According to the school district, it will work like this: 

Fifty percent of students at each high school which includes, Central Hardin High School, John Hardin High School and North Hardin High School, will be placed in Group A and will attend school on Monday and Thursday of each week. 

Group B, the other 50% of students, will attend school on Tuesday and Friday of each week. Schools will decide which group a student will be assigned. College View Campus students whose parents chose face-to-face instruction will attend school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No high school students participating in face-to-face instruction will attend class in-person on Wednesdays. Wednesdays will be used for instructional enrichment activities.

RELATED: Hardin County students could choose 'traditional' or 'online' learning option for next school year

Jefferson County Public Schools 

  • Start date: August 25
  • Classroom setup: Virtual learning through NTI 2.0 reassess at the end of September.
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building, face coverings for staff and students required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory, sizes and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

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LaRue County Schools 

  • Start date: August 24
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes on hybrid model and virtual learning. Grades K-8 will attend school in-person five days a week. Grades 9-12 will alternate between days on in-person classes
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building, face coverings for staff and students while moving throughout building, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory, sizes and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

RELATED: 'We’re being very flexible, we’re trying to be creative' LaRue County back-to-school plan tailored to students' grade level

Oldham County Schools 

  • Start date: August 24
  • Classroom setup: virtual learning, choice of in-person learning at end of trimester
  • Schedule: School calendar 
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building, face coverings for staff and students required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory, and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

RELATED: Oldham County Schools superintendent recommends later start date

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Shelby County Schools 

  • Start date: August 26
  • Classroom setup: in-person classes and virtual learning
  • Schedule: School calendar
  • COVID-19 precautions: Symptom and temperature checks for everyone entering the building, face coverings for staff and students required at all times, social distancing at 6 feet apart is mandatory, sizes and students and staff will wash hands with more frequency.
  • To read the full plan, CLICK HERE

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