Hybrid Learning and Quarantines

posted Jan 7, 2021, 11:20 AM by Greg Williams

We are continuing to collaborate with local health authorities and continuing to monitor guidance from the State of Ohio as we make decisions regarding the format of in-person learning at Dixie Schools.  Our goal is to provide our students with as many learning opportunities as advisable while limiting the potential for spread of the COVID 19 virus.

New Lebanon Local School District will remain in the hybrid learning model through January 29th.  This extension is intended to give students, families and staff an opportunity to plan through the end of the month.  Additionally, it will give the district time to evaluate the impact of information that should be available in the near future.

We are expecting written guidance regarding the governor’s recent announcement that quarantines from classroom exposure to COVID 19 will no longer be required for students and staff.  The change in guidance is based on several studies conducted in schools in Ohio that concluded that transmission of COVID 19 is limited when all parties are wearing masks in an appropriate manner even if 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.  This change in guidance would greatly reduce the number of quarantines and would make 5-day in-person learning more stable and effective.

Additionally, we are also hopeful that vaccinations for school employees will soon be available.

Regardless of our in-person learning model, a full-remote option will be available to families through the end of the 20/21 school year.

We intend to provide families and staff with timely notice of any changes to our in-person learning model so that all will have adequate time to plan.