Some Oak Hills School District students return to classrooms today

Posted at 5:07 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 08:47:16-04

Students in the Oak Hills School District have been on a blended learning model since the school year started, but starting today, most of the students in the school district will be back in a classroom.

About 6,500 students will return to the classroom today throughout the school district, and about 1,400 students will remain at home in the district's virtual academy.

District administrators said they have been working to make sure all students return to the classroom full-time as long as Hamilton County remains in the orange or yellow level in the Ohio Public Health System.

To make sure students are being healthy and safe, officials said families and staff members will receive a message if someone in their respective building tests positive for COVID-19.

Officials also said there are a few other changes students will see in their buildings.

"Going one way in the hallway, we dismiss and arrive differently in many of our particular elementary buildings, we're using a lot of spaces in our buildings that we haven't used before," Krista Ramsay, the Oak Hills School District's director of public relations and communications, said. "We're also going outdoors a lot. So our students have had an incredibly, I think, calm and peaceful opportunity to slowly come to this."