Dayton Public Schools announces return date for full time, in-person classes

Dayton Public Schools announces return date for full time, in-person classes
Dayton Public Schools to start with remote learning

DAYTON — Full-time, in-person learning will resume next month for students of Dayton Public Schools.

The district announced that March 1 will be the first day for students to return to the classrooms, following the vaccinations of teachers and staff members across the district, a DPS spokesperson said in a media release.

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Vaccinations for staff members starts Thursday with staff members choosing to get the shots getting their first doses. First vaccinations will continue Friday with second doses taking place later in the month.

Parents can still opt to have their children learn remotely however the fully-remote option will not include the student’s DPS teacher, the district spokesperson said. Instead students learning remotely will use a self-paced learning software.

“Students who remain remote will no longer work with their DPS teachers because all teachers will be working with in-person students,” the spokesperson said. “However, remote students will have access to an online coach to provide assistance on a weekly basis.”

Parents are required to fill out a survey before their student, or students, return to in-person learning or opt into the remote learning plan. The form for parents to fill out and select either in-person or remote learning is on the district’s website.

The DPS spokesperson said several preventative measures have been taken to prevent COVID-19 spread including mandatory mask-wearing, socially-distanced classrooms and others.