Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-04-04 21:11:49 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — More Clark County School District students are preparing to return to the classroom this week. This is the last wave of students transitioning to face-to-face learning after spring break.
Tuesday is when 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th grades are finally back after a year of distance learning. They start hybrid learning with their peers who returned last month.
So while the rest of the week is two days of face-to-face and online lessons, the elementary school is preparing for another big schedule adjustment.
He is enthusiastic and enthusiastic. Ryan Lewis, Principal of Galehime Elementary School, is preparing to return all students to campus.
“We are really excited to get more children back,” said Principal Lewis. “The big challenge on April 6th is really just the masses.”
Grades 4 and 5 will join third grade students who chose to return last month from pre-kindergarten, but that’s not the only shift.
All elementary school students begin face-to-face learning five days a week, increasing classroom capacity by up to 75%. The state allows this change after the school has completed some form of face-to-face instruction for 20 days.
Vicki Kreidel asks about the overall transition of the area so far. The president of the National Education Association in southern Nevada told 8 News. Currently, some staff do not maintain social distance.
“Teachers have a lot of concerns,” says Kreidel. “I’ve heard that there is a group of teachers who go to school and sit and eat together.”
She and Marie Nices of the Clark County Education Association acknowledge that experts teaching classes such as arts, music, and physical education have also expressed concern to the union about their current schedule.
“They are actually more at risk than teachers in other classrooms because they have to be in multiple classrooms,” says Kreidel.
“We made it with a memorandum of agreement that the school could come up with a unique situation for the building,” Neisess added.
They are situations that present strategic issues, but Lewis and others are preparing to remain flexible.
“There are constraints on the logistics of social distance, and managing this is a challenge,” says Lewis.
Middle school and high school plan to continue hybrid learning for the rest of the school year.
Full-time distance learning remains an option for families.