After a marathon Aug. 6 meeting, the Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education voted for a hybrid back-to-school plan providing in-person and remote learning starting Wednesday, Sept. 16. Parents have the option to send their children back to school or opt for remote instruction. Schools were closed to students and teachers on March 16.
If in-person instruction is chosen:
- Elementary students will attend school five days a week, space permitting
- Middle school students will attend two days per week, space permitting, on either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday, with remote work on Wednesday
- High school students will attend two days per week, space permitting, on a semester block schedule, attending either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday, with remote work on Wednesday
Parents will be sent a message Monday, Aug. 10, with details on both options from which to choose one.
Elements of the reopening plan include mandatory face coverings for all students and staff, and social distancing protocols. The full plan will be posted at capehenlopenschools.com.
In other action this week:
• Gov. John Carney extended the COVID-19 state of emergency for another 30 days. The state is still operating under Phase 2 of the reopening plan.
• The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association announced that all fall school sports have been postponed. Based on the number of COVID-19 cases, the plan calls for winter sports from December to February, fall sports from February to April and spring sports from April to June.