Back to School: Tecumseh Local moves to in-person instruction in October

Tecumseh Local to move to in-person learning in October

CLARK COUNTY — Students in the Tecumseh Local School District will head back to the classroom in October after completing the first nine weeks of the school year online.

Tecumseh was the only district in Clark County where all students began the school year doing virtual learning.

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Tecumseh Superintendent Paula Crew said the district has weekly meetings with the health district and other districts in the county. From those meetings, Crew said she was able to learn what other schools were doing to make in-person learning successful and safe.

“As the last nine to twelve weeks have shown us, there’s been very few COVID cases in the school setting,” she said.

The reopening, which begins the week of October 19th, will be gradual with those with even and odd number addresses beginning on different days. All students will be in class together by the end of the week.

Students like Donnelsville Elementary fifth-grader, Luke Korn, and his mom, Crissy Grout, are beyond excited for the return to a more normal routine.

Luke and his brother, Jake Korn, have done well online. Their mom even transformed spaces in their bedrooms into makeshift classrooms with nametags, desks and personalized chairs.

“Going back to school will be fun because I’m back at Donnelsville -- best principal ever,” Luke said.

Tecumseh will still offer a remote learning option for families who aren’t ready to send their kids back in person.