Kettering schools return to in-person learning today

Kettering schools return to in-person learning today
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KETTERING — Kettering City Schools will return to the classroom using a phased-in approach beginning today.

Students will be broken into two groups:

Last name A-K will go to in-person classes Monday and Thursday. Last name L-Z will go to in-person classes Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday will be remote learning.

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Starting November 30, after Thanksgiving Break, Kettering students are scheduled to return to in-building classes Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will still be used as cleaning days.

Students will still have the option to be entirely remote.

In-person learning students will have a 1-hour early dismissal each day to give teachers an hour to work with remote learning students, the district said.

Superintendent Scott Inskeep said the decision was made after consulting with similar districts in the area, including Centerville, Beavercreek, Northmont, and Vandalia Butler.

“They’ve been a guide for us," Inskeep said. “They’ve had some successes.”

The decision was made after surveying parents. Over 65 percent of the parents that responded to the district’s survey said they supported returning to the classroom, the district said.