RICHMOND — Taking guidance from the CDC and Ray County Health Department, Richmond R-XVI School District has shared its reopening plan for the fall semester with the public.
The school district is offering two options for students and their parents to choose between, referred to as Choices A and B. Choice A is a traditional learning model where students will attend in-person classes five days a week, face coverings will be required for students and staff, transportation will be provided and safety precautions will be enacted. The reopening plan notes that this model is subject to change based on guidance from the Ray County Health Department.
Choice B is the model that allows elementary and secondary students to fully complete their education online. Those who chose this option must commit to it for the whole semester and must have a stable internet connection at home. A device from the school will be provided. Students enrolled in this option will still be allowed to participate in school sports and activities.
All parents and guardians must consider their options and complete a form on the school district’s website by Aug. 5.
The full reopening plan and frequently asked questions can be found on the school district’s website. The full plan details more safety guidelines the district will adopt and details on how the school year will carry on.