FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Another school district in Allen County officially announces its plans for the 2020-21 school year on Friday.
Southwest Allen County Schools officially unveiled its return to school plan Friday.
The 37-page document outlines the option for in-class or remote learning, masks requirement, no school visitors and several other procedures.
Southwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Phil Downs says, "The plan has two options: there's an online option and a 'return to school' option with some modifications due to the COVID-19 situation."
After being gone since March because of the virus, Downs says he's optimistic about the students' return.
"It was great having graduation where we could see students in the buildings and everyone was happy, but we really miss having the kids around."
But he mentions the biggest stressor for SACS staff has been creating a plan for this year amidst rapid changes of the coronavirus.
"Even the plan we just put out is subject to what the Governor says...the President says...if we learn anything about the medical nature of COVID-19."
Downs says Governor Eric Holcomb's Back on Track Plan Stage 4.5 caused some hurdles for SACS staff planning the students return.
"That extension just caused our online registration to not be viable so now we've got to rescheule that."
Though hopeful, the statewide changes are concerning SACS staff about what the future holds for their students come fall.
If you'd like to see Southwest Allen County Schools 'Return to School' plan, click here.
Fort Wayne Community Schools will offer in-person and remote learning options for parents.
Elementary students who have in-person classes will go five days a week.
Middle and high school students will have a blended schedule with in-person classes no more than three days a week with E-learning.
Northwest Allen County School leaders approved a plan Monday that will allow both in-person and remote learning options.
East Allen County Schools will introduce their return plans to the school board on Tuesday, July 21.