Factors That Would Trigger Virtual Learning in Columbus City Schools
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – On Thursday, August 26, schools in Columbus City will once again welcome students five days a week, learning in person for the first time in more than 500 days. It’s a welcome sign for many, including the Superintendent and CEO, Dr. Talisa Dixon.
“First of all, I want to say to our parents and our students, thank you. Thank you for trusting Columbus City Schools with your students. For our students, we are delighted to see you and welcome you to school, ”said Dixon.
The security measures that the students experienced at the end of the previous school year last spring will remain in place. Everyone will have to wear a mask inside the CCS buildings, whether they are vaccinated or not.
“Make sure you mask yourself. We will continue to respect social distancing, especially where appropriate. Some spaces might be a bit difficult, but our teachers and principals will make sure that social distancing always happens. signage, just to remind spring students that those mitigation strategies are still in place, ”Dixon said.
It comes as CCS tries to balance the return of students despite the increase in COVID-19 cases, including in children. This has left some parents wondering what it would take to bring students back to a hybrid or virtual model, as was used last school year. For now, Dr Dixon has said the district is focusing on the current plan in person.
“We have worked closely with Columbus Public Health, and they have been right by our side, providing the advice we need, so if we have to make a different decision, we would be ready for it,” Dixon said.
Dr Dixon mentioned that all transportation issues have been resolved, although CCS is still looking for more drivers. Overall, she said the district was ready to welcome its nearly 50,000 students back into the classroom.
“There’s so much learning that has happened this summer, but we’re so ready to bring you back, face to face, and just feed you, and give you all the care you deserve so that you can be. this student and reach that potential that we know you can, ”Dixon said.
Columbus City Schools has created a web portal with all the information needed for students and parents. You can find it here: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/10715