HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - In Henderson County, students are set to get a taste of how the new school year will be before it officially starts.
August 26 is the first day back, but the school corporation has set aside four days for a soft opening a week earlier.
Students will be broken down by grade level and scheduled for a three-hour session at their school, so they can be comfortable and ready for the first day.
Throughout the soft opening, elementary school students will attend from 8 until 11 a.m. on August 17 through August 20.
Middle school and high school students will attend the soft opening from 9 a.m. until noon.
All students who attend will receive breakfast and lunch.
Students have to be enrolled for this next school year before they go to the soft opening.
We are learning the latest on Henderson County’s virtual school options.
Henderson County Virtual Learning Academy will provide a voluntary online option for families who choose not to send their child back to in-person classes this fall.
Any student in kindergarten through 12th grade can be a part of the program and will provide a Chromebook to complete their schoolwork.
The program is a 100% online internet-based program. Families who choose the Virtual Learning Academy for their child must ensure reliable internet access.
“All of our schools, like we had to do during our NTI days, our schools are hotspots. So parents have the option to park in the parking lot and download some of the lessons. But we really encourage our families to have that conversation with our Student Services Department about the needs their family may have,” said Megan Mortis with Henderson County Schools.