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Homewood schools target March 1 for hybrid reopening

February 02, 2021 - 22:21

The District 153 school board unanimously approved a plan Monday to move to hybrid learning starting March 1, allowing students to complete the last trimester of the school year in their classrooms.

“I’m confident we’ll be ready to go, as we are today,” said Superintendent Dale Mitchell when he outlined the plan. Teachers and staff will return to Willow, Churchill and Hart Schools Feb. 8 to begin adjusting to the plan and getting classrooms ready.

Homewood schools target Feb. 16 for opening hybrid classes

January 20, 2021 - 22:48

The District 153 school board will conduct a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, to determine if schools can open Feb. 16 for hybrid learning.

The district has set out “checkpoints” for every two weeks. It missed the Jan. 7 target, so classes continued remotely. In a Tuesday, Jan. 19, checkpoint assessment, the numbers had administrators agree to continue the remote schedule.

District 153 set to welcome students Jan. 21, majority will remain remote 

December 08, 2020 - 21:15

The District 153 school board approved a return-to-school plan that would have a limited number of students back in their classrooms in Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools, provided COVID-19 numbers are within an acceptable range.

Fewer than half of the parents responding to a district survey said they wanted their children to return to school in January. Administrators believe the staff can successfully teach to both in-person and remote learners.

District 153 making plans for schools reopening

November 25, 2020 - 19:58

The District 153 school board, hoping students can return to schools for the second semester, is making plans for their return.

The board will conduct a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, to set a path forward. Although COVID-19 infection numbers are high now, school planning committees still hope there is a possibility students can attend Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools for half-day sessions. 


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