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Reopening plans set for four Allen County, surrounding school districts

As many districts around the area are preparing for the first day, the students are getting a better idea of what that’s going to look like as reopening plans are finalized.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:52 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2020 2:23 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - School is almost back in session for school districts across Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.

DeKalb County Eastern Schools went back to class on Aug. 4 Huntington County Community Schools Corporation will be second to follow, with school beginning Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Southwest Allen County Schools Return to School Plan

Staff will greet students with masks and make use of virtual opens for families choosing not to physically attend class.

The Southwest Allen County school board approved their revised reopening plan Tuesday night.

On top of the in-person and eSACS virtual school, the revised plan includes a new learning option for students.

The new option will put cameras and microphones inside grade six through twelve classrooms so students can learn from their teachers in real-time.

SACS Superintendent Phil Downs, says the reason they had to add the real-time option is due to community response about the number of dual credit students.

Downs explained "We’re one of the largest issuers of dual credit in the state of Indiana. We account for almost twenty percent of the duel credit given in the state, somewhere around 16, 17 percent, so it's a lot. It's a lot of our kids and that's why when we heard from the community it was definitely something that got our attention."

WHAT'S THE PLAN? Find your kids school's reopening plan here

In East Allen County Schools on Tuesday night, the board approved one change to its reopening plan, which is redefining some of the language for virtual learning, to make guidance clearer.

All districts continue to emphasize the plans are fluid based on the COVID spread, but Downs says showing how they adapt is actually what they want students to see.

"We actually think we’re doing a great job of demonstrating our portrait of a graduate, what are the attributes we want our graduates to have. Well, they get to see the adults living those out as they watch us deal with the trials and tribulations of using technology," Downs said.

For both SACS and EACS, enrollment isn’t quite finished, but about twenty percent of students in SACS have chosen the virtual option and in EACS that number is about seventeen percent.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 941120

Reported Deaths: 15315
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1282511983
Lake633041097
Allen53609758
Hamilton43827447
St. Joseph41906590
Elkhart33545490
Vanderburgh30383448
Tippecanoe26820249
Johnson23609417
Hendricks22250341
Porter21737346
Clark17409229
Madison17366384
Vigo16108281
Monroe14466191
LaPorte14311239
Delaware14070221
Howard13865272
Kosciusko11418135
Hancock10841165
Warrick10674177
Bartholomew10542168
Floyd10430205
Wayne9959226
Grant9130204
Morgan8865160
Boone8389111
Dubois7710123
Dearborn762289
Henry7608130
Noble7413101
Marshall7362128
Cass7176117
Lawrence6957153
Shelby6584111
Jackson656785
Gibson6156107
Harrison603786
Huntington600195
Montgomery5805105
DeKalb574291
Knox5494104
Miami542488
Putnam536768
Clinton533665
Whitley524953
Steuben497268
Wabash483592
Jasper479160
Jefferson470092
Ripley454277
Adams444068
Daviess4169108
Scott405865
White391857
Clay390857
Greene388392
Decatur385296
Wells384983
Fayette374278
Posey359941
Jennings353156
Washington332047
LaGrange321375
Spencer317835
Fountain316555
Randolph312888
Sullivan307449
Owen283863
Starke280064
Fulton277553
Orange275859
Jay254837
Perry251652
Carroll243729
Franklin239338
Rush234130
Vermillion233250
Parke219820
Tipton209655
Pike207639
Blackford168334
Pulaski163551
Crawford146018
Newton144345
Benton142516
Brown135346
Martin128217
Switzerland125810
Warren114616
Union96911
Ohio79711
Unassigned0479

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1365800

Reported Deaths: 21596
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1522221560
Cuyahoga1344852327
Hamilton976051320
Montgomery670271141
Summit562091047
Lucas50900863
Butler47417655
Stark41580976
Lorain31567532
Warren30001331
Mahoning26963639
Clermont25628292
Lake24585417
Delaware22313145
Licking20487241
Fairfield20420221
Greene20309272
Trumbull19866509
Medina19796287
Clark17879328
Richland16314234
Portage16130229
Wood15681208
Allen14115256
Miami13786253
Muskingum12641152
Wayne11946238
Columbiana11708241
Tuscarawas10953269
Marion10725148
Pickaway10465129
Scioto10324127
Erie9747171
Ross9436176
Lawrence8755125
Hancock8458141
Ashtabula8317185
Geauga8173156
Belmont8140187
Jefferson7527172
Huron7423128
Union731851
Washington7183120
Athens697165
Sandusky6848134
Darke6756136
Knox6671122
Seneca6358137
Ashland5948113
Auglaize587188
Shelby5727101
Brown564171
Mercer557890
Defiance5483101
Madison543371
Crawford5425114
Highland541581
Fulton530683
Clinton525580
Logan512182
Preble4994110
Putnam4833106
Guernsey470364
Williams459282
Perry449852
Champaign445964
Ottawa436884
Jackson425362
Pike388843
Morrow383851
Fayette375853
Coshocton374766
Adams360675
Hardin359069
Gallia347356
Holmes3259108
Henry324668
Van Wert314670
Hocking301769
Wyandot280658
Carroll262652
Paulding242243
Meigs213942
Monroe189749
Noble169340
Morgan165829
Harrison157940
Vinton138118
Unassigned05
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