Warrick Co. Schools schedules official start date for Aug. 12

Options for students include in-person education and virtual learning

Warrick Co. Schools schedules official start date for Aug. 12

BOONVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Warrick County School Corporation has set the start date of the 2020-21 school year.

School officials announced Friday the upcoming academic year is set to officially start on Wednesday, August 12.

According to WCSC Superintendent Brad Schneider, one option includes students physically going back to school on the same date. He says numerous health and safety precautions will be enforced like social distancing, hand washing and temperature checks.

Masks will be required on school buses, while school officials say they strongly encourage students and staff to wear masks throughout the school day.

The other option for families who choose not to send their children back physically will be a virtual program.

“Through Google education, a lot of their work they can send in digitally or electronically,” Schneider said. “There may be some things, a project for example, they may have to return to the school. But we worked that pretty well in the spring - drop off or pick up packets and those things. Most of their work will be online, have time to talk to teachers if they’ve got questions.”

The superintendent also stressed this is a tentative plan, which means circumstances may change and alter this upcoming schedule.

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