Some of Plano Independent School District’s students return to the classroom from today.
Plano ISD students were not seen inside the campus since March.
The current school year kicked off on Aug. 12 but with virtual learning because of the ongoing pandemic.
From today, parents were given the option to either return to face to face learning or keep their kids at home and continue virtual learning.
Elementary through middle school students returning to face to face learning will come to campus five days a week.
Students have been asked to wear a face mask or face shield when they are inside the building. When outdoors, they can remove their masks, maintaining social distancing of at least six feet apart.
Nidia Cedillo, the principal at Weatherford Elementary, said, “Our teachers have put in mask breaks. They’ll go outside during certain periods, stand six feet apart and have a mask break. We also have cleaning breaks. We’ve put into the master schedule to ensure that it’s ready for learning and we’re killing the germs,”
High school students in Plano, returning to the classroom, will be on campus for two days a week and three days of virtual learning at home.
Students who chose virtual learning will have the same schedule of two days of live online instruction and three independent classwork days.