More than 1,500 students and 100-plus staff and faculty in Jefferson are scheduled to resume classes in-person beginning this Friday. The school’s first day is one of the earliest returns to school in the U.S., following the months of quarantine and school modifications due to COVID-19.
Recently, the Jefferson City School District released its plan to return to face-to-face classes beginning July 31, according to a letter sent to parents earlier this month. The letter notes that returning to classes during the coronavirus pandemic “will be different,” but school officials have a number of plans in place to reduce the risk and number of cases. There will be an option for students to participate in virtual learning via Infinite Campus, and the letter notes that the start date is subject to change.