reopening plan 2020-2021

Hardin County Schools has released its Reopening Plan for the 2020-21 school year.  

The plan (CLICK HERE for the link), breaks down the logistics of each learning model the district is set to present this school year - traditional face-to-face instruction and the HCS Online Learning Academy.

The details of the traditional face-to-face instructional model listed in the plan include:

  • Masks
  • Social distancing
  • Transportation
  • Arrival at school and student health
  • Cleanliness
  • Meals
  • The “hybrid” A/B high school schedule
  • Athletics

Some details of the Online Learning Academy included in the plan are:

  • Sample elementary and middle school schedules
  • Special education
  • Kentucky System of Intervention
  • Gifted and Talented services
  • Meals

“It is our hope that our students, staff and families will now have more realistic expectations of what a school day will look like,” HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan said.  “This plan is in a draft form.  We could frequently add to it or update items on it.  Even after our Board of Education approves it, there may be some changes because we could receive additional guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Department of Public Health or the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.” 

Only traditional face-to-face instruction and the Online Learning Academy will be used for instruction.  However, the district is prepared to offer non-traditional instruction (NTI) should the need arise.  HCS will make its final decision (face-to-face/Online Academy or NTI/Online Academy) by August 14, 2020.  That decision will be based on the state of our community’s health and on the advisement of health officials.  

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