Back to school will look different — Face coverings, distancing among new rules for school

School will look different this year.

Area schools are reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic with safety in mind and also in response to what they are hearing from local families. Based on feedback, it appears some students will be learning online at home, and the majority of Dalton Local students will be in classrooms – with modifications to daily procedures.

Central Christian School in Kidron also is heading back to school with in-person classes, according to its website.

When the new school year kicks off later this month, students and staff members at Dalton and CCS will be wearing facial coverings, except when they are able to distance themselves from each other. Some will be exempt from the rule for documented health reasons.

Dalton Local Schools is offering two options this school year: in-class learning and remote learning. They join Southeast Local Schools and Orrville City Schools in offering these two formats. According to information available on school websites, administrators have put much time and work into carefully planning for the start of the school year and are prepared that plans may change at any time as the health crisis continues.

The Dalton Board of Education reviewed and approved the Reset and Restart 2020-2021 plan at last week’s board meeting.

Read the complete story in the Aug. 5, 2020, edition.

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