Shawnee Mission working on plan to bring elementary students back for in-person learning

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –The Shawnee Mission School District is working on a plan that will allow elementary students to return for in-person classes.

In a letter sent to parents, Superintendent Mike Fulton said that the district is working on a plan to bring elementary students who chose in-person learning back to school using a hybrid model.

School is set to begin remotely for students in all grade levels on Sept. 8. All extracurricular activities are currently suspended.

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“We will finish planning for that scenario and will provide you with more information next week, along with a timeline for when we can safely begin the transition from remote to hybrid at the elementary level,” Fulton said.

“As previously shared, we will provide a minimum 14-day transition period before making any change. All of us have concerns about the health and well-being of our students and staff this school year.”

The Shawnee Mission School District is planning a virtual town hall with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2.

You can find more information and a link to the town hall here.

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