The Bristol Borough School District is reopening its doors to students as part of its hybrid reopen plan starting Tuesday.
Superintendent Rose Minniti, Ed.D sent out a letter to families last week. The letter included details of the approved reopen plan
Like the considered plan at nearby Bristol Township School District, the Borough’s staggered reopen includes splitting students into two groups. These groups have designations Red and Grey.
Students in the Red group will attend live instruction on two weekdays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Likewise, the Grey group will attend live instruction on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Any days the students are not in class they will learn remotely from home. This includes Fridays for both groups.
Some grades will also be returning to the classroom earlier than others. Students in grades K, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 11 will start the hybrid schedule on Tuesday, October 13. Then the remaining students will begin Monday, October 19.
In an update from the district late last month, results from a survey showed nearly 65 percent of parents wanted to attend in-person learning. The poll received 520 responses.
As for safety protocols, the district has a litany of guidelines. These include face coverings, hand sanitizer in every classroom, and modified seating for social distancing.
The district will also rearrange classroom layouts to minimize travel. All elementary and middle school classes will be self-contained with teachers rotating when needed.
The Bristol Borough Police Department also sent out a timely reminder Monday. As students return to school, many of them may walk to and from class.
“Please be alert for school pedestrian traffic and pay attention to School Crossing Guards as they protect our most precious resource. Thank you.”