Rockford Public Schools Release Reopening Plan

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WNIJ’s Peter Medlin reports:

Rockford Public Schools just became the latest district to release a plan for reopening. No matter the grade level, parents can choose full-time remote learning. But in-person will look different depending on a student’s age.

The elementary school option will be all day, five days a week. Heidi Dettman is the executive director of academics.

“The biggest reason is because of how critical their time with their teachers is at this developmental stage,” said Dettman.

She says the elementary school model of having a small group of students with one teacher is safer than a lot of kids moving between classrooms. Educators will also devote a considerable amount of time to teach about hygiene, like washing your hands and properly wearing masks.

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