Marshfield middle, high school students to return full time
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – When middle and high school students in the Marshfield School District come back from spring break next month, they will likely be returning to every day instruction. Superintendent Dr. Ryan Christianson told the board of education last night those students will be back in their classrooms every day starting April 5, but that is a target date.
Dr. Christianson noted face-covering requirements and social distancing rules will remain in place.
He said a lot of work has gone into the logistics of sending kids back to school every day, including accommodations for busing and added lunch periods.
Dr. Christianson also said the current scheduling models and what the district calls “reinforcement days” will remain in use for the remainder of the school year.
“Reinforcement days” are those days on which the students are doing at-home learning while teachers are in school going through professional development and getting caught up.
High school students started the year in an every fourth day in-person model. On March 1, they moved to every other day – the same as the middle school has been following since the beginning of the year.
Christianson also said the first doses of the Moderna vaccination will be administered to Marshfield teachers who want one beginning March 16.
Christianson said the second doses of the vaccine will be administered in mid-April.