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As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the fall, three Wicomico County teachers explain how they’re preparing for the upcoming virtual semester.

Salisbury Daily Times

Wicomico County Public Schools will transition to a hybrid learning format beginning Oct. 5.

Starting on that day, selected small group of students will be invited back for Special Education, the English Language Learner program, Career & Technical Education, secondary math tutoring and some Advanced Placement science labs, according to Wicomico Superintendent Donna Hanlin.

“After that, working by grade level, we will gradually bring back students who choose to return,” Hanlin said.

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Superintendent Donna Hanlin talks with students at the new West Salisbury Elementary on the first day of school, Sept. 4. (Photo: Staff photo by Jenna Miller)

On Oct. 19, Wicomico plans to begin allowing Prekindergarten students in the classroom in a limited capacity. Kindergarten students will follow a week later. All students and teachers will be required to follow CDC regulations and restrictions.

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Other grades and programs will follow in the upcoming weeks with communication forthcoming for families, and as health conditions in the community allow, according to Hanlin.

Before a student may return to a school or use school transportation, a COVID-19 Parent/Guardian Agreement must be signed online. The link will be provided by the student’s school when the student is identified as part of a group or grade that will be returning.

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