Orange Schools set for possible return to in-person learning; decision expected soon

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — The Orange City School District continues to prepare for a possible return to in-person learning — via a hybrid model — on Oct. 19, Superintendent Lynn Campbell told the Orange Board of Education Tuesday (Sept. 29).

In a Sept. 23 email to Orange Schools families, Campbell said that if COVID-19 data trends continue in Cuyahoga County — per the county Board of Health’s guidelines — the district is on track to implement its hybrid model on Oct. 19.

The decision is expected to be made after updated data from the county is released on Thursday (Oct. 1). If the county’s status has not elevated to red (Level 3) or purple (Level 4) on the Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System, parents would likely be notified by Monday (Oct. 5) of the return to in-person learning, Campbell said.

Cuyahoga County has been at Level 2 (orange) on

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Arizona parents struggle with decision between online and in-person learning | Coronavirus in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Today is the deadline for Washington Elementary School District parents to change their minds if they want their child in full-time in person learning, hybrid learning, or full-time online for the fall semester.

District spokesperson Pam Horton explained in an e-mail “we need to know parents’ selections for staffing and scheduling to start the second quarter.”

It’s a tough decision that thousands of parents across the state have had to do or may be asked to do this year. Some may be feeling frustrated after finding out they can’t change their decisions or there’s no flexibility as metrics fluctuate or trend up or down.

Mom Brittney Kuhn regrets choosing virtual learning in a survey sent to her back in August for her 8-year-old daughter Loveah.

“A little stressful. In August, they did a survey, they didn’t say anything about it being a permanent decision and it

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‘No decision’ on continuing free school meals during holidays after 100,000 NI children aided during summer

More than 100,000 children in Northern Ireland benefited from an extension of free school meals over the summer.

owever, the Department of Education said “no decision” had yet been taken on whether to extend the scheme for all school holidays in Northern Ireland.

The Summer Food Payment Scheme ran between July 1 and August 31.

Education Minister Peter Weir said 100,570 children received assistance costing £11,942,445.

This includes 88 children of asylum seekers who were provided with support, at a cost of around £10,400.

Mr Weir added that the remainder of the £12m funding has yet to be returned to the Executive.

He was responding to an Assembly question from SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan.

A department spokesperson explained that during the summer period all families received a grant equivalent to the cost of a free school meal (£2.70) for five days per week.

“Catering services in schools are now fully

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Parents react to CPS decision to move to blended learning

We’re hearing from a lot of unhappy parents as Cincinnati Public Schools prepares to move to blended learning.Thousands of families are still processing what this means for them. Gina Brenner is the mother of four CPS students.She’s not satisfied with the model adopted by the district. “I understand the appeal of getting kids back in school, but a blended model is a halfway answer that is actually going to cause more problems than it solves, I think,” said Brenner.Brenner is immunocompromised. She feels staying with remote learning is what makes sense for the most people.She also has many questions about the 1-2-2 model.”Who’s going to be teaching the kids that are at home when the cohort A is in class and cohort B is doing online learning?” she asked.Students will go from seeing a teacher five days a week with remote learning, to three days of teacher-led instruction each week.One … Read More