Uintah County School District Releases Fall 2020 Reopening Schedule

The Uintah School Board unanimously approved a reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday evening.

According to a press release, the district plans to resume classes at 100% capacity on Monday, August 25, with students attending school Monday through Thursday.

Distance learning takes place from home on Friday mornings. There are no face-to-face classes on Fridays.

The school board hopes this will allow teachers to manage the blended learning approach and “give them the opportunity to participate in meaningful preparation, collaboration and training”.

The plan ensures that the teachers keep regular consultation hours on Fridays so that they can be reached by the parents if necessary. The model will replace the earlier late start and early release schedule.

Students who prefer to study from home during the pandemic will be offered virtual lessons through the Uintah Online School. It is available to students in grades K-12.

Families of secondary school students (grades 6-12) have the flexibility to choose from the classes offered at UON while attending any of the USD secondary schools.

According to a press release, the district created this plan after public comment during a July 8 public board meeting and review of nearly 500 written comments.

The plan is subject to change based on new information from federal, state, and local health authorities.

The district says a survey is being developed to find out how families would like to attend school this fall: either online or in person. The survey will be emailed to parents and posted on the district website and on Facebook.

To learn more about the plan, visit: www.uintah.net

For more Utah School District plans for Fall 2020, click here.

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