The Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees met Tuesday to discuss reopening schools amid the spiking novel coronavirus pandemic.
Vicksburg Daily News conducted a poll asking our readers their thoughts on reopening. The response indicates that many parents are reluctant to send their children into a school environment, and most want the option of virtual classes.
To make sure education needs are met in the safest possible environment, the district has worked out a system where parents and their students may choose to register for traditional in-person classes or distance learning. Students who elect distance learning will be issued Chromebooks to use at home.
Students that opt to return to school are strongly encouraged to wear masks, especially in situations where social distancing is difficult. Each student will be issued five washable masks, one for each day of the week. Masks will be mandatory while riding the bus.
Every effort will be made to ensure that the schools are a safe environment. In addition to daily sanitizing of all classrooms and high touch areas, the schools will be conducting wellness checks for every person entering the building. Activities that require congregating students in large groups will be restructured or delayed.
More details on the preventative measures and new procedures can be found on the Vicksburg-Warren School District website.