KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Elementary students in the Blue Valley School District should begin attending school in-person in early October, Superintendent Tonya Merrigan announced Monday.
Beginning Oct. 5, students of families who opted for in-person learning “should be prepared” to attend school five days a week, Merrigan said in a letter to families. Currently, elementary students in the district are going to class in-person twice a week under a hybrid learning model.
Merrigan said the decision to transition younger students to full in-person learning will remain in effect as long as data meets the state’s yellow or orange gating level criteria. Data from the week of Sept. 21 will be used to make that decision.
“Elementary students will be full in-person as long as we are in the YELLOW or ORANGE level, which we anticipate being,” Merrigan said in the letter to families.
Families will receive additional information closer to Oct. 5.
Those families who registered for the all-virtual option will not be impacted by the transition.