Pulaski County schools will soon return to 100% in-person learning

Students will attend 100% in-person learning starting February.

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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – Next week, Pulaski County teachers, students and staff will be back in school buildings.

Starting Feb. 3, students will return to 100% in-person learning, according to a Facebook post by Pulaski County Public Schools.

Students will return to class Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, although there are a few exceptions:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 will be an in-person learning day to avoid kicking off the semester with a virtual day.
  • Tuesday, March 23 will be a virtual day while Wednesday, March 24 will be an in-person learning day. This will allow schools to be able to serve as polling locations for the special election to fill the late Sen. Mark Chafin’s seat.

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The second semester will not begin until Feb. 3 and the first two days of the week will serve as teacher and professional development workdays.

Also, both Pulaski County middle and high schools will have a new bell schedule to avoid double blocked classes.

Based on revised COVID-19 guidance from VDOE, schools will decide, rather than the whole division, if the schedule in the future needs to be altered to go to all-virtual learning or to 50% attendance.

The county school district’s statement added that any changes to the 100% attendance schedule will most likely be made for two weeks at a time.

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