Tecumseh schools to transition to in-person learning starting in February

Tecumseh Local Schools will begin the second quarter with in-person learning for some students. Classrooms are spaced out to practice social distancing. CONTRIBUTED

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Tecumseh Local Schools will slowly transition back to full-time, in-person learning starting Feb. 1. CONTRIBUTED

Tecumseh Local Schools will slowly transition back to full-time, in-person learning starting Feb. 1, according to the district’s superintendent.

“All students who opted for in-person learning for third quarter will begin attending school four days a week; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the month of February. Each Wednesday will remain a virtual learning day until the end of February,” said Superintendent Paula Crew.

Students have been using hybrid learning since they returned from winter break on Jan. 4.

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Crew said virtual learning on Wednesdays will give the district an opportunity to help students who selected in-person learning back into the learning environment at the same time and will provide teachers an opportunity to support students who are quarantined as well.

Pick-up and drop-off times for transportation routes also may slightly change while all students begin attending school together.

Crew said full-time, in-person learning five days a week will begin March 1 if quarantine numbers remain manageable.

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As of the week of Jan. 11-18, there were eight student and four staff cases reported.

Breakfast and lunch will continue to be free for the remainder of the year for all students, Crew said. It’s not necessary to add money to a child’s food account and any balances will automatically roll over to next school year.

“We are looking forward to navigating toward a schedule that is closer to a typical school week for our in-person learning students,” Crew said.

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