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Rise in COVID-19 cases prompts schools to go fully remote; here's where central Ohio districts stand

Several districts are adjusting their plans due to the surge in COVID-19 cases or lack of staffing due to virus-related issues.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — School districts across central Ohio are changing their plans to have kids in the classrooms as COVID-19 cases are surging in the state.

Several districts are also seeing a rise in cases among staff, or staff that needs to quarantine because of having contact with someone who may have tested positive for the virus.

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See the current plans for the following central Ohio districts:

*Last updated: Dec. 6

Status: Students are on a hybrid-learning model.

Big Walnut
Status: Families chose an option of in-person or remote learning to start the year and there have not been any announcements on changes.

Status: Modified Green Instructional Status Level - students attend five days per week with a 45-minute early release.

Buckeye Valley
Status: All students in the buildings five days a week.

Columbus City Schools
Status: Virtual learning; 1,400 Career Technical Students are back in the classrooms to meet required in-person instruction hours.

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Status: Middle and high school students will move to a remote learning model for the rest of the first semester, starting on Nov. 30.  Elementary and preschool students will stay with hybrid learning.

Status: Hybrid learning

Grandview Heights
Status: Hybrid learning

Groveport Madison
Status: Students return to 100% remote learning on Nov. 18

Status: Remote learning starts Nov. 30.

Jonathan Alder
Status: Starting Nov. 30, K-4 students at Monroe and Plain City Elementary Schools will shift back to 50% Capacity in the Pathway 1B Hybrid Plan. Students in grades 5-12 at Canaan Middle School, Jonathan Alder Junior High and Jonathan Alder High School will remain at 50% Capacity in Pathway 1B - Hybrid Plan.

Status: Blended learning model

Licking Heights
Status: Full virtual instruction starting Nov. 23.

Status: Hybrid learning for all students starting Nov. 30.

Status: Hybrid learning

Status: Hybrid learning

New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Status: Virtual learning for 30% of students.  PreK-Grade 8 are in-person. High school students are hybrid.

Newark City Schools 
Status: In-person learning

Olentangy Schools
Status: Hybrid model but will be remote on Nov. 23 and 24.

Status: Remaining in hybrid model (yellow status).

Status: Learning will be remote starting Nov. 23 and until Dec. 18, the end of the semester. 

South-Western City School District 
Status: Blended learning model

Southwest Licking School District 
Status: Full-time remote learning; a schedule can be found here.

Teays Valley 
Status: Hybrid learning model for high school students Nov. 9-24.  

Teays Valley West Middle School 6th and 7th grade students will transition back to the hybrid model starting Monday, Nov. 16, and will remain in that schedule through Thanksgiving break. The 8th grade students will remain in remote learning.

Upper Arlington
Status: Distance learning on Nov. 23, 24 and Dec. 21, 22. A new hybrid schedule will begin after winter break where every student will have two days of in-person learning, two days of remote learning and one day of enhanced distance learning.

Status: Blended learning starts Dec. 7

Status: Hybrid model

Status: Learning will be remote starting Nov. 23 and until Dec. 18, the end of the semester. 

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