Schools around region continue changing daily instruction as pandemic ebbs, flows

Schools around region continue changing daily instruction as pandemic ebbs, flows
FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, math teacher Doug Walters sits among empty desks as he takes part in a video conference with other teachers to prepare for at-home learning at Twentynine Palms Junior High School in Twentynine Palms, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom's frustration with teacher unions is boiling over as he attempts to get the state's schoolchildren back in classrooms. He says they are seeking a perfect solution for in-school instruction during the pandemic and is letting that get in the way of finding a workable plan to help the many kids struggling with distance learning. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) (Gregory Bull)

PITTSBURGH — School districts around the region continue changing their daily instruction plans as the coronavirus pandemic remains a fluid situation in many areas.

Woodland Hills School District

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The Woodland Hills School District plans to have students back in the classroom in March, according to our partners at Students will return to the classroom in a hybrid format with start dates staggered by grade.

Students will have the option to continue virtual schooling or participate in the hybrid model. The hybrid model students will attend classes in-person two days per week. Wednesdays will remain a remote learning day for everyone in the district to allow custodial staff to deep clean school buildings.

Butler Area School District

Officials in the Butler Area School District said the area is now in the moderate range for COVID-19 community spread for the second week in a row. Therefore, the district will allow students back in the classroom.

Elementary students through grade 6 will be able to attend school in-person five days per week starting Monday, Feb. 22. Grades 7 through 12 will be in the classroom four days per week with Fridays being remote learning days starting Wednesday, Feb. 24.

North Hills School District

Starting Monday, March 1, all students in the North Hills School District will have the option to attend classes in-person four days per week. Wednesday will remain a virtual schooling day for all students.

Families are asked to fill out this survey by Monday, Feb. 22, for each student in the district.

Students will also have the option to continue learning remotely.

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