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Minidoka School District revises back to school plan

Posted at 9:55 AM, Aug 18, 2020

RUPERT, Idaho — The Minidoka County School District is making some revisions to their back to school plan.

At the district's board meeting Monday night, the district changed its reopening plan to include only three colors; green, yellow, and red.

The district's original plan revolved around four colors:

  • Green: Means it's business as usual for the schools, with in-person classes and typical school protocols
  • Yellow: Stricter focus on COVID-19 precautions (social distancing etc.)
  • Orange: A "hybrid" between online and in person. Half the students would be in-person and the other half would be learning online. It would rotate on an "A" day "B" day type schedule.
  • Red: Complete return to distance learning (similar to what we saw this spring)

The district says 6th and 9th-grade orientation will continue as planned on August 18th, but there will be no 9th-grade orientation at Mt. Harrison.

The district says school will be in session for all students 5 days a week.

The first day of school is August 20.

The district did clarify their remote learning option has not been impacted by the changes.

The district says they plan to release more information about the changes Tuesday morning. In the meantime, you can listen to the full board meeting here.