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SPS Announces Guidelines For July Session Of Explore, Which Includes Seated Classes

Theresa Bettmann

The Springfield Public School District is implementing measures designed to keep students and staff safe as in-class summer school begins next week.  

The second session of Springfield Public Schools’ summer school, Explore, will have seated options for kids in elementary and middle school.  The first session of Explore was moved online due to COVID-19.  High school students will still have a virtual option only for the second session.  Elementary students may choose from virtual, seated and blended options, and middle school students may choose from seated or virtual options.

Wednesday, the district released guidelines that will be in place for the in-class session that begins July 6.  Some measures that will be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include limiting class size, not allowing visitors, recommending but not requiring face coverings and prohibiting drinking directly out of water fountains.  Students will eat breakfast and lunch in classrooms, and staff will monitor for social distancing throughout the day.  Students’ temperatures will be checked when they arrive at school.

To view the entire list of guidelines, click here.

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