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Cincinnati Public Schools to start bringing students back to classroom this week

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Oct 12, 2020

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Public Schools will begin to bring most students back to the classroom in phases this week.

The move is part of the district’s blended learning model, which received mixed reviews from parents last week when it was announced by the school board.

Physical classes begin on Tuesday and are held throughout the week.

Most students who have opted in will participate in a 1-2-2 blended learning model. Students will learn remotely on Monday, and then they are separated into groups for most grade levels. Group A will be in person Tuesday and Wednesday and Group B will be in person Thursday and Friday.

Here's what the plan looks like:

Week of Oct. 12

  • Preschool and specialized classrooms return -- Monday distance, Tuesday-Friday in person
  • Grades K-2; Montessori third grade -- Monday distance, A group in person Tuesday/Wednesday, B group in person Thursday/Friday
  • Grades 7-8 – Monday distance, A group in person Tuesday/Wednesday, B group in person Thursday/Friday

Week of Oct. 19

  • Grades 3-6 – Monday distance, A group in person Tuesday/Wednesday, B group in person Thursday/Friday
  • Grades 9-12 – Monday distance, A group in person Tuesday/Wednesday, B group in person Thursday/Friday

The district offers alternatives for in-person learning for families that have concerns; one of those options includes enrolling a student in Cincinnati Digital Academy.

The only school that is not doing in-person learning is Walnut Hills because of high enrollment and small classrooms.

Anyone with questions can call the CPS Customer Care hotline at 513-363-0123.