Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia School District has made some modifications to its Advancing Education Safely Plan, to open Philadelphia schools this year. The new strategy would start the current school year with all students learning remotely from home for the initial marking period that ends on November 17, 2020.
Philadelphia Schools Remote Learning Plan
Philly schools would revert to remote learning through mid-November, the new plan would consist of five days per week of digital learning for all students, who would receive instruction online by way of teachers in their enrolled school.
Students will then switch to the hybrid learning model — a blend of in-person as well as digital learning.
Google Chromebooks will be available to any student in need of a computer for digital learning. The District is also working on securing dependable internet access to students for the entire school year.
On Thursday, The Philadelphia Board of Education is going to meet to consider the recommended updates to the Health and Safety Plan components of the plan.
In the event the plan is approved, these modifications will go into effect right away as the District readies itself for the upcoming school year.
The modified plan is going to also allow for the District to resume addressing environmental upgrades at the city school building.
Members of the Facilities and Operations department will continue to work on ventilation issues. Workers will also broaden the scope of various other building enhancements essential. To ensure they will be ready to receive students and staff when they return for in-person learning and instruction.
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