SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Springfield Public Schools has announced that starting February 1, in-person learning for high school students will expand to four days a week.
According to a press release, Wednesday will still serve as a virtual learning day/ SPS cleaning day.
SPS says the decision to expand in-person learning opportunities for high school students resulted from a detailed review of COVID-19 health data following Winter Break.
The district says the adjustment of in-person learning opportunities on February 1 will align learning models for students across all grades:
Grades PreK-12: Four days of in-person learning.
Wednesdays will remain a virtual learning day for all students to allow for a thorough cleaning of facilities.
Full-time virtual learning remains an option for those who have selected this model.
“SPS is focused on increasing the number of in-person learning days for students as soon as possible, based on how the pandemic impacts the learning environment. SPS remains committed to restoring a full five days of in-person learning once an assessment of health data determines this is possible. At the end of the third quarter in March, a decision will be made, in collaboration with the health department, regarding the addition of a fifth day of in-person learning for the fourth quarter,” says SPS.