FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Fort Wayne Community School teachers are preparing for the 2020-21 school year and it's going to look a little different for them with fewer students doing on site learning.
When Renee Albright, a teacher at South Side High School, returns to school... her classroom is going to look different. There will be more masks but fewer students in the room.
"The classroom sizes will be greatly reduced, and we will have two different in house groups to work with. Then we will have online students. I don't know how exactly all of that is put together in terms of what teachers will cover what things, but that's the plan as I understand it anyways," she said.
Albright said whether it's on-site or remote, it's going to be an adjustment for everyone.
She's looking forward to the official plan next week.
"A lot of it deals with technology. There's some enhancement in that regard. Trying to teach old dogs like me some new tricks so we feel comfortable with it," Albright said.
Fort Wayne Community School District spokesperson Krista Stockman said the date being pushed back will give the district five days to work with teachers and other staff on some of the new things going on this year and working on remote learning.
"How to record lessons that students can watch later or what are some good strategies when you are engaging with students virtually. In the Spring, we didn't have time to train teachers and so teachers learned a lot in that live scenario," Stockman said.
She said a large number of parents have already selected whether students will be remote or on site, there's still about 10,000 more responses they are waiting on.