OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Omaha Public Schools announced a phased return to in-person learning for the second semester on Wednesday.
The district said the approach will “allow for a gradual transition with the health and safety of students and staff at the forefront. After winter recess, students will open the year fully remote and will transition into the Family 3/2 model.”
Staff will teach from their classroom and students will start the semester as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 5 using their district-provided device from home.
Here are the dates for that phased return in-person:
- Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021: All students begin with remote instruction following the normal bell schedule. JP Lord School returns in-person five days a week.
- Monday, Jan. 11, 2021: K-12 ACP, Transition, Elementary BSP, Early Childhood Special Education, Homebased/Homebound, and Hearing Impaired classrooms return in-person five days a week.
- Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021: All students return in-person following the Family 3/2 Model attendance calendar. Gateway to College, OPS/UNO Middle College Program, Parrish, Student Success Program and the Zoo Academy return in person five days a week.
In-person learning will continue with the Family 3/2 Model in the weeks that follow Jan. 19.
The district said the remote learning program will remain an option for students who wish to continue learning full-time from home during the second semester.
The district cautioned that health conditions evolve rapidly and if any adjustments are needed, as much notification as possible will be provided.