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WCS Chooses Plan Of Five Days In School

Waterville Central School District students from kindergarten through twelfth grade will attend school every day under the model chosen to start the 2020-21 school year.

Members of the WCS Board of Education heard a review of the three possible re-openings at their meeting conducted remotely last week. The virtual meeting allowed for people to watch the livestream and submit questions.

Before the almost four-hour public session kicked off, Dr. Kathy Davis, interim superintendent, clarified that the district has met the state’s deadline for submitting plans and received a confirmation from the state. The state released a list of schools that had not met the deadline, but WCS and numerous others disputed the accuracy of being on the list.

Waterville’s plan unfolds differently for elementary students as it does for junior and senior high students. Both schools group students into Purple or Gold teams to assign a morning or afternoon time to attend in-class instruction.

For Junior-Senior High students, the Purple Team will attend the morning session in-person from 7:45 to 10:17 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. In the afternoons from 11:55 to 2:27 p.m. they will be required to attend livestreamed online class sessions each day.

The Gold Team will be required to attend the morning classes online…

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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