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Plan for NASD fall reopening good for COVID era

Natchez Adams School District officials have announced a plan to reopen schools on Aug. 10.

As with many things in the COVID-19 era, the plan is a bit complicated.

Students in the district will be divided in to two groups known as sections A and B to create what school officials call a “hybrid schedule.”

A section students will attend classes at school on Mondays and Wednesdays and B section students will attend classes at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Fridays being set aside for interventional instruction for select students identified by teachers.

Some 11th- and 12th-grade students would be able to attend fully virtual classes that would further limit the number of students on campus, officials said.

The schedules are designed to leave plenty of room for students to social distance and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Even if the plan is a bit complicated it is a plan that should be effective in helping minimize the spread of COVID-19, and parents and students should have plenty of time to plan for the new routine before school resumes Aug. 10.

Such is life in the COVID-19 era.