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Transitioning to hybrid model, North Olmsted City Schools forfeits playoff football game due to positive COVID-19 test

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — After a player tested positive for COVID-19, North Olmsted City Schools forfeited its playoff game against Avon scheduled for Friday night (Oct. 16).

Joining the player in a 14-day quarantine will be nine additional students and two staff members who were exposed.

“Everyone is doing fine, and we look forward to their return to school as soon as possible,” North Olmsted City Schools Superintendent Michael E. Zalar said. “We’re very disappointed to have to cancel our game.

“The kids worked hard and won their first playoff game last week. Nobody wants to see their season end this way.”

The Eagles team finished the abbreviated season like it started with having to withdraw from their season opener in August after a player tested positive.

“It’s unfortunate for our student athletes,” Zalar said. “Our players and coaches have done a great job of following our safety protocols, but

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Not all on board with Dist. 303’s hybrid model for high schoolers

Even as St. Charles High School students prepare to return to school next week as part of a limited hybrid learning model, many community members at Tuesday’s St. Charles Unit District 300 board meeting expressed frustration with the lack of progress in expanding in-person learning.

About 15 people took part in a “Learning is better in person” rally before the board meeting at Thompson Middle School. Several spoke to the board to plea for more in-person learning.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

While high school students have been fully remote since the school year began because of the COVID-19 pandemic, District 303 elementary school students have been learning in person. Middle-school students have been learning in a hybrid model.

“While I’m not blaming anyone for this pandemic, I am, however, blaming you for your response to this pandemic,” Emily Leonard, a 2020 graduate of St. Charles East, said to the board members. “I’m crying out

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Staffing Shortages Force Tweaks To RMHS, Grades 3-5 Hybrid Model

READING, MA — Reading Memorial High School will start phased-in hybrid learning on Oct. 26 with Cohort B (grades 11 and 12), Superintendent John Doherty said Monday. Due to several teaching vacancies, the district is altering its hybrid model, with the biggest change being that students are in person two out of every 10 days versus four out of every 10.

RMHS will open with the following model:

  1. One week on/one week remote model. High needs students will continue to be in person both weeks. The one week in-person model is going to look a little different due to staffing vacancies.
  2. For the week of Oct. 26, approximately half of each class for Grades 11/12 will be in person for the entire school day on Monday and Tuesday. The other half of the class will be live-streamed into the class with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous lessons. Each class
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Tulsa school board meets on recommendation to return to in-person learning in hybrid model | Education

low for further COVID-19 safety preparations. Children scheduled to go back to school in-person on Sept. 10 would not return until Sept. 21; most remote classes were similarly pushed back. The delay is part of a deal to avoid a teachers’ strike in New York City and comes

in the wake of protests

and other expressions of concern by teachers and parents across the country. The U.S. is in a unique position that makes sending students back to school particularly daunting: We have the highest rates of COVID-19 in the world with nearly 6 million cases as of Sept. 1,

according to the World Health Organization

(WHO). Surging cases, high levels of community transmission, insufficient testing, and poor contract tracing in the U.S. make it difficult to compare school reopenings with countries where the virus is more controlled.

There are still unknowns about how COVID-19 impacts children, but a growing

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Worcester Public Schools plan to transition to hybrid model next month, but most students expected to return to classrooms in third quarter

The Worcester Public Schools has released an outline of its plan to transition into a hybrid learning model next month, though most students are not slated to return to classrooms until next year.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, all Worcester students are currently learning remotely as New England’s second-largest city works to combat the spread of the virus and as HVAC upgrades are needed in school buildings. When the second term of the school year starts Nov. 16, students who need the most assistance are slated to start returning to school buildings during the week.

However, thousands of students are not expected to return until next year, during the third quarter of the school year, according to the district’s transition plan.

The transition plan notes that start dates could be affected by coronavirus in the community, any changes in state guidance and the readiness of school buildings. The city is working

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Spotsylvania County kids return to school hybrid model

Spotsylvania County Public Schools kicked off its hybrid model of learning at its buildings.

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. — Some Virginia students got to return to classes in the school buildings Monday. 

Spotsylvania County Public Schools kicked off its hybrid model of learning at its buildings.

The school district said roughly 13,000 students will attend classes in buildings that have been thoroughly cleaned twice a week. Mask usage and social distancing are being enforced among students and staff as well. 

Paul Dotto had pushed school leaders to consider opening the SCPS buildings to students during the summer with a Facebook page named “Open Spotsy Schools.” 

He said he was happy to see his kids return back to physical classes. 

Dotto, who battled COVID-19 in March, said he felt comfortable making the decision to send them after doing some health research on the virus’ impact on children 

“There’s something about socialization, especially with

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Marshfield elementary school closing for at least two weeks after COVID leaves not enough staff to continue hybrid model

An elementary school in Marshfield is returning to remote learning for at least two weeks after multiple positive COVID cases.

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Daniel Webster Elementary School has six positive COVID-19 cases, the Patriot Ledger reported, leaving a number of staff having to quarantine due to close contact with the people with positive case.

“With six positive cases of COVID-19 at the DWS within the past five days, and the subsequent quarantine requirements of close contacts, we do not have the necessary staffing to safely keep the building open and adequately educate our students in the hybrid model,” Superintendent Jeff Granatino said, according to the newspaper.

The district administration will revisit the decision before the two week period is up to decide if it is safe to re-open the school, the newspaper said.

This is not the first time a Massachusetts school has moved to remote learning due to a lack

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Microsoft’s work-from-home hybrid model concerns Redmond businesses

Redmond-based Microsoft is adopting a hybrid model for employees to work remotely, which worries some Redmond shops and restaurants who rely on their business.

REDMOND, Wash. — Another major technology company is normalizing working from home. 

Redmond-based Microsoft sent an email to employees that the company will be adapting to a hybrid model that will allow for more flexibility to work from home. 

The hybrid model will allow some employees to work from home permanently, others will be able to relocate and some will return to Microsoft worksites. 

“Our goal is to evolve the way we work over time with intention—guided by employee input, data, and our commitment to support individual workstyles and business needs while living our culture,” said Microsoft in a statement. 

But news of this hybrid model was not the news Redmond restaurants and shops around the once-bustling campus wanted to hear.

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Microsoft moves to ‘hybrid workplace’ model; will allow some employees to work from home permanently


After almost 8 months of remote work, companies in the Seattle area are beginning to unfold their blueprints of how and when employees will

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