Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s 1st 9 weeks 2020-21 academic year will be taught remotely

Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s 1st 9 weeks 2020-21 academic year will be taught remotely

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s plans for the 2020-21 academic were made public on Friday.

Eric Gordon, CMSD CEO, said the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 academic year will be taught completely online.

Gordon previously said the school district was considering several different scenarios depending on the threat of COVID-19, including:

  • A hybrid model that includes both virtual and in-person learning
  • Primarily in-school learning

According to Gordon, learning for year-round students will begin August 24. Traditional students are slated to return September 8. That means students will be learning online at least until November 10th.

“All of our educators have learned a ton over the summer we’re prepared to implement virtual learning and make it a good experience for the kids,” said Gordon.

The district’s CEO added that the options may fluctuate throughout the school year depending on the latest developments in health conditions and guidance for the Cleveland area.

What comes after the 9 weeks could include some sort of hybrid learning, meaning some of the district’s 37 thousand students are in school a few days of the week and some learn from home.

The district provided answers to many FAQs here.

As of Friday, Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are classified as a “Red Alert Level 3″ area under Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System, signaling a high risk for spread of COVID-19.

This story will be updated.

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