Norton Elementary prepares for a week of hybrid

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

Norton Elementary School, on pure remote learning for the beginning of the year, will open up on a “hybrid” basis for a week, Principal Brady Sackett announced Sept. 8.

“Hybrid” schedules are a mix of in-person and online education.

In a message to parents, Sackett said the hybrid week would be Sept. 21-25 and is being done to accommodate mandatory state testing.

“During this week we will be having all students attend school in person one day,” Sackett said.

Monday, Sept. 21 will see first and second graders with last names starting with A through K in person. Sept. 22 will be first and second graders L through Z. Wendnesday will be totally remote. Thursday, Sept. 24, third and fourth graders A through K will be in the school and L through Z will be Sept. 25.

Sackett said the school will provide busing and food service those days, just as if it were a normal school day.

All days the students are not in the building, they will do their lessons online.

“We understand that some families prefer the remote learning structure and may not choose to have their child attend in-person days,” Sackett said. “We will be prepared to have all students attend school on the assigned day. If you would prefer a plan for testing that differs from the one explained, please contact the office. Remember, by law, all students need to take the approved reading assessment in a secure environment by Sept. 30.”

With the message, parents were sent a brief survey as an attachment and were asked to fill it out and return it to help the school plan the assessment days.

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