Allegany County to bring first graders back in school Monday

Staff Writer
Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Mineral Daily News-Tribune

CUMBERLAND - Allegany County Public Schools will begin the implementation of the in-person/hybrid learning model for Grade 1 students on Monday, Oct. 12. 

First grade students will report to their bus stop for their normal pick-up time. Schools will be dismissed daily at 1:30 p.m. First grade students will report to school Monday-Thursday, and Friday will be a virtual learning day.

Parents will be provided with their child’s in-person learning schedule for their grade level and will also be provided with a parent letter, a COVID symptom checklist, and mask requirements and guidelines.

Parents have also been informed that they have the right to “opt-out “of the in-person/hybrid learning model and have their child remain in a virtual learning environment. The deadline for completing the opt-out form was Sept. 28.  

As the first grade enters school for in-person learning next week, these children will participate in a “Virtual School” facilitated by a certified teacher. A parent who has opted out of in-person/hybrid learning can select to “opt-in” at the end of nine-week marking period, with a start date activation for the next marking period. 

Central office staff are currently working on logistical details for phasing in Grade 2 students in the near future.  Additional information will be forthcoming once staffing and schedules have been finalized.

Parents are asked to keep in mind that hybrid learning structures are subject to change based on health metrics and guidance provided by the Allegany County Health Department. Any changes will be communicated to parents on the ACPS website and Blackboard notification system.