NNPS Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Postponed
On October 13, with the support of the School Board and school division leadership, the Superintendent postponed the timeline for the return to in-person instruction. Previously, on October 6, the Newport News School Board approved a phase-in plan for returning students back to in-person instruction and gave the Superintendent the authority to revise the timeline as needed to ensure a safe and effective transition for students and staff. The presentation below was presented during the October 6 School Board meeting.
Over the last several weeks, NNPS leaders have been working in consultation with the Peninsula Health District to monitor COVID-19 transmission and trends in our community and in neighboring localities. Based on recent positive health metrics, the School Board voted to begin in-person instruction in mid-October. The approved plan will bring students back to school in smaller groups following the hybrid learning model, which combines in-person and virtual instruction. A virtual option remains available for all families.