Maumee City Schools bring back students in-person full time

Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 6:49 PM EDT
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MAUMEE, Ohio (WTVG) - Maumee City Schools are bringing students back to class full time. The school district started the year fully remote and is now changing course, teaching in-person five days a week.

The teachers we spoke with at Fairfield Elementary say they’ve been able to navigate online learning during the past few weeks without any major problems. Teachers say participation is going well, but they are excited to have students back in the building.

The school district is bringing back students with the last name A-L on Thursday and those with last names M-Z on Friday, with all students attending in-person on Monday. Nearly 20 percent of the student body will opt out and instead continue enrollment in “MVP,” the district’s virtually academy.

The Maumee Restart plans have been in the works for months. Administrators added social distancing markers on the floors and in the hallways to remind students to keep their space. Classrooms have been reconfigured the best they can to keep space between desks. All students and staff will wear a mask and lunch and recess time will be set up so staff can easily contact trace if someone gets sick.

The district is also required to track and report any cases of COVID-19 to the Toledo Lucas County Health Department. Those numbers are also sent to the Ohio Department of Health.

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