Online or in-class: What area school districts are doing

Here's a list of Miami Valley school district plans to restart school this fall.

Online or in-class: What area school districts are doing

With the world still facing a pandemic, local school districts have been trying to figure out the best way to resume classes for the fall semester. Some will be online only, some will be in-class only, and many will be a mix. Masks may be required, and many of the start dates have changed.

This list is organized alphabetically by county, and shows all of the districts for which we have information. If school officials have information on districts not listed here, or information that has changed since this list was created, they can contact our newsroom through their standard methods, or by e-mailing WHIO at newsdesk@cmgohio.com. Parents are encouraged to verify information with their schools, as information can change.

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Auglaize

Champaign

  • Graham: A plan is set to be released Thursday, according to the superintendent’s office.
  • Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools: Updates expected Aug. 3 Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Triad: In-person 5 days a week (subject to change to hybrid or remote based on county level) OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Student masks required in some instances, there are “masking zones.” Triad has a mask plan with levels detailing exceptions when social distancing is not possible. Start date: Aug. 20. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Urbana: “District Flex Plan” (provides instruction based on pandemic status: In-person 5 days a week, hybrid format or remote) OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Staff & students are required to wear masks with specific mask breaks per district guidelines. Start date: Sept. 2. Click here for more information from the school district.

Clark

  • Clark-Shawnee: In-person 5 days a week (subject to changed based on county level); online option for parents who don’t want child at school. For PK-2, masks strongly recommended; for 3-12, masks required when outside of the learning environment. Start date: Sept. 2. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Greenon: In-person 5 days a week OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. students required to wear masks when working one on one with others, masks can be removed in the classroom. Masks for staff required. Start date: Aug. 24. Click here for more information from the school district
  • Northeastern: In-person 5 days a week (subject to change to hybrid or remote based on county level) OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Masks for staff, students required, with exceptions made on case-by-case basis. Start date: Aug. 19. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Northwestern: In-person 5 days a week (subject to change to hybrid or remote based on county level) OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Masks required for staff, masks required for students in grades 4-12 while in specific areas such as hallways, cafeterias and offices. Start date: Aug. 19. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Southeastern: In-person 5 days a week (subject to change to hybrid or remote based on county level) OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Masks required for staff within six feet of students on school grounds; masks for students 3-12 strongly encouraged. Start date: Aug. 26. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Springfield: Based on the health condition of the pandemic in Clark County, students may be educated in one of two ways: In-person 5 days a week or remote learning. Masks for staff & students grades 3-12 are required when engaged in one-to-one contact and encouraged for grades PK-2. Students in grades PK-2 are required to wear them while riding district-owned transportation. Start dates Aug. 26 -27. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Tecumseh: Online only for the first 9 weeks. Start date: August 26. Click here for more information from the school district

Darke

Greene

  • Beavercreek: In-person 5 days a week OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. At this time, the only scenario in which the Beavercreek district would use an all online learning model would be if risk levels were elevated to purple. Staff required to wear masks, students are strongly encouraged to. Masks are required for students while on the bus. Start dates: Aug. 13-14, based on last name. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Bellbrook-Sugarcreek: Online option OR a phased-in return of 50% of students with grades 1-12 returning Aug. 17 and other 50% returning Aug. 18. Student attendance at school will be staggered with a goal of 100% of students returning on a daily basis starting on Sept. 8. Masks for staff & students required. Start dates: Aug. 17-18. Click here for more information from the school district
  • Cedar Cliff: In-person 5 days a week OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. However, as level of county changes the in-person plan will adjust. Masks required for staff, strongly recommended for students. Start date Aug. 26. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Fairborn: In-person 5 days a week OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Masks for staff & students required. UPDATED START DATE: Sept 8th for students. According to the district, “The board will vote on Thursday, August 6 to delay the start of the 2020-21 school year to August 27 for staff and September 8 for students. This would push the end date for the school year to June 11, 2021.″ Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Greeneview: In-person 5 days a week OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Masks for staff required. Masks for students K-12 required when on bus, in hallway and working with others. Start date: Aug. 25. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Xenia: In-person 5 days a week OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Masks for staff & students required. Start date: Aug. 19. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Yellow Springs: 100% online for the first quarter. Start date: Aug. 27. Click here for more information from the school district.

Logan

Mercer

Miami

  • Bethel: In-person 5 days a week OR online. Masks for staff required. Students must have a mask with them at all times in case they need to use it. Start date: Aug. 25. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Covington Exempted Village: In-person 5 days a week OR online option. Masks for staff required, masks for students required on the bus and encouraged in the building. Start date: Aug. 25. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Miami East: A/B Hybrid schedule (50% of all students) to acclimate the students to the changes in the building, then on Sept. 1 the school will check county level to determine how education will proceed moving forward, OR online option available. Masks for staff required, for students recommended. Start date: Aug. 26. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Milton-Union: In-person 5 days a week OR online option. Masks for staff and 3-12 required, k-2 required in hallways and when social distancing is not possible. Start date: Sept. 8. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Newton: In-person 5 days a week OR online. Mask are not mandatory, with the decision up to students, staff and parents. Students in 3rd grade and younger are encouraged not to wear masks. Start date: Aug. 25. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Piqua City: In-person 5 days a week OR online option for parents who don’t want child at school. Face coverings are highly recommended for all students especially when physical distancing of six feet or more cannot be achieved. All students should have a face covering with them at all times in case it is needed. It would be respectful for students to properly wear a face covering around staff and students that may have high-risk health factors, especially when less than six feet of social distance can be achieved. Masks for staff required. Start date: Sept. 8. Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Tipp City: Three potential plans depending what level Miami County is at (Level 2 as of 7/25). Levels 1 & 2: in-person. Level 3: Hybrid. Level 4: Remote/online (details in following link). Masks for staff & students required. Start date: Aug. 31 Click here for more information from the school district.
  • Troy: Three potential plans depending what level Miami County is at (Level 2 as of 7/25). Levels 1 & 2: in-person. Level 3: Hybrid. Level 4: Remote/online (details in following link). Masks required for staff, grades 3-12. K-2 encouraged. Start date: Sept. 8. Click here for more information from the school district.

Montgomery

Preble (While many districts have not included a final plan, there is a general agreement on procedures in Preble County. Click here to read it.)

Shelby

Warren

Wayne County, IN: