Hardin County Schools will resume in-person instruction on Monday, January 11 in the hybrid “A/B” format. This is the plan that was announced before winter break started in mid-December.
Students who were participating in in-person instruction before the district started non-traditional instruction on November 4, 2020 will report back to the classroom on either Monday, January 11 or Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Group A students go to school buildings on Mondays and Thursdays. Group B students go to school buildings on Tuesdays and Fridays. Attendance between groups rotates on Wednesdays. Group B will attend on January 13. Group A will attend on January 20. The rotation will continue in that pattern for as long as the hybrid “A/B” model is in place.
HCS Online Academy students will continue with five-day-a-week instruction for the rest of the year.
The health guidelines and strategies to ensure safety that were in place before the transition to NTI will continue when in-person instruction resumes Monday. Those guidelines can be found on the HCS website, www.hardin.kyschools.us.
There will be no curbside meal pickup. Meals will be sent home with students for days that they are not in attendance. There will also be no meal pickup sites throughout the community since in-person instruction has resumed. All meals remain free for all students for the current time. That, however, is subject to change per federal government guidelines.
“We want to thank our students, our families and our staff for their patience,” HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “COVID-19 has brought many challenges. However, everyone continues to persevere and make the best of these times. We know that students learn best in the classroom and we hope to get back to providing five-day-a-week in-person instruction to all students. In order for that to happen, everyone must continue to wear their mask in public, practice social distancing while in public and wash their hands often. Those practices will occur at school and we ask that they continue in our community.”
“There is potential for situations that could result in the closure of a single school,” Mrs. Morgan added. “This is not something we have considered in the past but feel this may be possible because of the unknowns surrounding the pandemic.”