Two Classes Will Return Full-Time At WCS Feb. 1

About 90 Waterville Central School students will be the first to return to all-day in-person classes in two weeks.

Fifth and sixth graders begin attending full-day sessions Feb. 1. That involves 46 fifth graders and 42 sixth graders.

For each class, another 10 students will remain all remote, said WCS Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Spring. She gave the update on the re-engagement plan at last week’s two-hour Board of Education meeting conducted remotely and shown live on Facebook.

A survey showed parents do want a transition to full-day instruction, she said. Spring said 100 percent of the parents of students in both grades responded to the survey and thanked them.

The Feb. 1 start date was chosen because that is when the second half of the school year begins. Students will attend classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

On Wednesdays they will learn remotely as do all students that day. The 10 remote only students in each grade have a teacher assigned for their classes.

Spring said to accomodate the need for social distancing in the classrooms, the three …

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