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NCHS Approves School Plan, Hybrid Learning For Fall

By Leah Williams

The Nashville Community High School Board of Education passed a Reopening the School plan, instituting a hybrid in-person and online learning curriculum for the next school year at its meeting on Tuesday, July 28.

NCHS Principal Mark Begando said the school’s population will be divided up into two groups based on alphabet. Students with last names that begin with A through K will be in the classrooms on Monday and Thursday, while the other half of the population – students with last names starting L through Z, are to be on campus on Tuesdays and Fridays. School will dismiss at 2:16 p.m.

Wednesdays will be used as a full remote learning day.

Other protocols in place include temperature checks and screenings for all students prior to entering the building. Begando said masks will also be a requirement for students inside, and efforts will be in place to encourage social distancing.

Begando said the School Improvement Team has been working hard over the past couple of months trying to get these kids in the building with the “ever changing” COVID-19 situation. Begando said there was a lot of patience in waiting for guidelines from the state on how schools can safely resume in-person instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.

“ We are ramping up to get the kids back in here,” Begando said.

In other board news, the NCHS board approved Steph Bauza as its IMRF representative. It also approved the resignations of Patrick Weathers as the sophomore basketball coach and Cassie Giacomo as the science teacher, effective immediately. Calvin O’Rear has been reassigned as the school’s full time science teacher, per a board vote.

The board also accepted the retirement of Susan Bossinger.

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