Cleveland Metroparks to resume outdoor education programs

The programming offers free guided hikes to explore the Park District throughout the fall season.

CLEVELAND — Get ready for some adventure! 

Cleveland Metroparks announced that their outdoor education programs will be returning this weekend. Beginning Saturday, October 17, you will be able to take daily hikes guided by park naturalists across the Park District to explore the fall season in the Emerald Necklace.

A number of hikes will be offered for all ages including birding, history, night hikes as well as family-friendly hikes. Visitors will also have the opportunity for “try-it” sessions, where guests can learn a new outdoor recreation skill from specialists. 

Approximately 40 programs per week will be made made available to those looking to stay active and explore the parks.

“Parks have provided an important outlet for our community this past year and we hope these guided hikes can help us stay active and connected with

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Kirkwood Middle School finalizes plan to resume in-person classes

The plan will start with sixth-grade students returning to the school on Nov. 4

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — The Kirkwood School District Board of Education approved a plan to bring students back for in-person learning at Kirkwood Middle School starting next month.

The plan will start with sixth-grade students returning to the school on Nov. 4. The rest of the students will re-enter the building the next week, for the school’s first full week of in-person learning.

Students can be in the building for in-person learning Monday through Thursday, but the district will continue virtual learning on Fridays so students can stay used to it in case a return to all-virtual learning is needed.

The plan includes two pause days, when no classes will be held, so students and teachers can get ready for the change. The pause days are scheduled for Oct. 23 and Oct. 30.

All students have the

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State education officials approve school districts’ plans to eventually resume in-person classes

Maryland education officials have approved plans for all 24 school systems to eventually resume in-person classes, as expectations build at the state level to bring at least some students back to school buildings this fall.

Maryland schools superintendent Karen Salmon told the state board of education Tuesday that all school systems had submitted revised plans to adhere to the criteria for operating during the pandemic. Baltimore City was the only system that submitted a plan that did not need revisions.

With Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement that the state is entering the third and final stage of his administration’s plan for relaxing restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Salmon said it is safe for all schools to reopen.

“Everyone is able to open, and almost all school systems” are beginning to, she said. “We are going to start to see an increase in

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Santa Clara University classes resume online, hope for in-person learning as soon as possible

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) – Classes have resumed at Santa Clara University but it is a very different experience than most students and faculty are used to. 

Most classes are virtual but there is limited access to campus.

Most buildings on campus will remain closed for the time being but any location that does academic research, is used for remote learning, or is set up for in-person classes will be accessible to students, faculty, and staff.

Students living on campus will have access to their dorms, study areas, lawns and common areas.

Students who live off campus will be able to visit common areas and lawns.

Everyone must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

Students KRON4 talked to on Monday said the new set up is not ideal, but they understand.

“I’m not going to say I’m ok with it but at the same time it’s what we need

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