West Delaware High School will continue using their hybrid learning plan through the end of the semester.
The school has been on the plan since September 28th due to high COVID-19 cases in Delaware County and the elevated rate of illness and quarantine at the high school. Students whose last names begin with A through L are on site one day, with students whose last names begin with M through Z learning from home. The next day, they switch. The goal was to reduce the number of students physically present in each classroom and at lunch, so they could ensure six feet distance in every situation – with the hope that this would greatly reduce the need to quarantine.
Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says it appears to be working, with their quarantine numbers reduced significantly.
With Delaware County’s positivity rate still very high at nearly 20% and in order to allow for more effective planning, West Delaware High School will remain on hybrid learning through the end of the first semester.
They’ll return to every day on-site instruction at the beginning of second semester on January 14th.
All other buildings will remain on an everyday every student model.