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St. Landry Schools release plans for re-opening

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 18:21:06-04

The St. Landry School System has released a plan to re-open this fall.

The plan, dubbed "Strong Start," offers a mix of in-person or virtual schooling, depending on what Phase of recovery the state is in. And, the parish's virtual school is always an option for St. Landry Parish families.

"Due to limitations on transportation and group sizes, St. Landry Parish schools will only be serving small groups of students in its buildings. With very few exceptions, all students will receive educational opportunities via virtual learning. A device will be provided if needed," the plan states.

Here's a summary, but you can read the entire document below.

Right now, the state is in Phase II, and if that continues, the system would be operating in that Phase when school begins August 12.

However, there is a caveat.

"If COVID-19 cases begin to increase in our district or specific communities, our schools may revert to phase 1, virtual learning. School is currently set to begin on August 12, 2020," the plan states.

Also, things may vary by school, the plan states.

"The district is working with schools in order to provide consistency where possible. Each school is unique; therefore, some of the details in the Strong Start Plan may vary from school to school. Capacity, scheduling, and transportation are a few areas that may vary by school," the plan states.

Parents should prepare their students by buying school supplies and uniforms - and masks. The plan says parents should get their children used to wearing masks.

Here's the full plan: