LIST: Local schools planning to resume classes this fall amid COVID-19

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(WTVO) — Many local school districts are planning to offer both in-person or remote learning options for students returning this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve collected links to the most current directives offered by each district.

The Beloit School District has not yet issued guidance for the upcoming school year, but has a COVID-19 page prepared on its website.

The Belvidere School District will utilize remote learning only, beginning September 8th.

Rockford’s Boylan Catholic High School plans begin the school year on August 17th, but has not yet released a detailed plan. The Diocese of Rockford issued a letter on the subject on June 10th.

The Byron School District will offer remote learning but “strongly encourages” in-person classes, with face coverings, social distancing, and daily symptom screenings for students and staff. The school days will be 5 hours in length, and blended remote learning days will be part of the program.

The Dixon Public School District is planning have students come in to school two days per week for 5 hours each day. Which day a student will attend will be assigned based on alphabetical sorting of students names. Students will have online assignments to complete on days they are not in session.

The Freeport School District plans to offer both in-classroom instruction and remote learning, with daily temperature checks for students, with masks required.

The Harlem School District is offering parents the choice of in-person learning or remote learning only, with the school year scheduled to start September 8th.

Holy Family Catholic School says it will begin blended learning, of in-person and remote learning, starting August 17th. Students will attend in-person classes in the morning, and will be dismissed at 12 p.m.

Keith Country Day School plans to offer 5-days-a-week in-person classrooms beginning August 17th, saying the decision was made based on the smaller size of the school enrollment compared to other schools in the area. The school says it will have a virtual learning option available for those uncomfortable with returning in person.

The Meridian School District will not offer pre-kindergarten classes this year, while all other grades can opt for either in-person or remote instruction.

The North Boone School District will be starting the school year with remote learning only, beginning September 8th.

The Oregon School District says its full plan will not be available until late July, but it is offering the option of in-person or remote learning for students.

The Pecatonica School District is planning to open for in-person instruction, but is allowing the option of remote learning.

Rockford Christian plans to begin the in-person school year on August 19th, and is requiring students and staff wear face masks and symptom screenings, and observe social distancing guidelines.

The Rockford Public School District will offer parents either in-person or remote learning, and will begin the school year on September 2nd.


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