See how local school systems are handling students returning to the classroom


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With school now back in session, different local school districts are tackling how and when to bring students back to the classroom.

Alamance-Burlington School System

The Alamance-Burlington School system has voted to extend remote learning for pre-K through 12th grade until Jan. 15.

Asheboro City Schools

During a special called meeting of the Asheboro City Board of Education, board members voted to remain operating under Plan B for grades K-5. Prior to the decision, elementary students were scheduled to return to school under Plan A on Monday, October 26. The Board will likely revisit school reopening plans at their November meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12.

Davidson County Schools

Students in grades K-3 had the potion to attend in-person instruction beginning on Oct. 19. Starting Nov. 2, students in grades 3-5 will have the option to attend in-person learning four days per week. Grades 6-12 are operating on an A/B day schedule for in-person learning.

Davie County Schools

Beginning on Oct. 26, K-5 students will return to in-person learning four days a week, with Wednesdays serving as a remote learning day.

Guilford County Schools

Guilford County Schools will not bring back first and second graders to school classrooms on Monday, Oct. 26.

The district will continue serving pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students on a voluntary basis, and students who receive related services will continue to receive those in person. All other students will continue learning online.

Lexington City Schools

Lexington City Schools is operating under an A/B day schedule. Students in grades K-3 returned this week.

Grades 4-5 will return the week of Nov. 9.

Students in grades 6-12 will continue with remote instruction through December 2020. These students are scheduled to return January 5th.  

Randolph County Schools

All pre-K-5 students will return to school for four days per week on Oct. 26, with Wednesdays serving as a remote learning day.

Rockingham County Schools

Rockingham County Schools voted on Oct. 26 to move to Plan C, remote-only learning, beginning on Nov. 9.

The school board voted 4-2 to approve the move to Plan C for all grades.

Rockingham County school board members will reassess their options on Dec. 14.

Stokes County Schools

Stokes County Schools moved to Plan A, full in-person learning, for elementary schools on October 20, 2020.

Surry County Schools

Starting Oct. 26, students in grades K-5 will have in-person learning four days a week and students in grades 6-12 will operate on an A/B day schedule, with Fridays as a remote leaning day for all students.

Thomasville City Schools

Thomasville City Schools returned to school under the state Plan B beginning the week of October 20, 2020, for students in Grades PreK-5 at Thomasville Primary School and Liberty Drive Elementary School. Grades 6-12 students will remain in Plan C, remote/virtual learning.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools made a decision on Oct. 27 for the phased re-entry of pre-K through first grade students.

Pre-K and EC pre-K children will return to the classroom on Nov. 2.

Kindergartners will return on Nov. 9.

First grade students will return on Nov. 16.

Students in grades 2-12 will remain in virtual learning, with a decision to be made on other grade levels on Nov. 17.

Yadkin County Schools

Yadkin County Schools is operating on an A/B day schedule, with Wednesdays typically slotted for remote learning. Exceptions are on Nov. 3 and Dec. 18, when the remote learning days will be on Tuesday and Friday, respectively.

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