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BPSD's Phased Return to In-Person Instruction Plan

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The Bethel Park School District is eager to responsibly return its students to in-person instruction four days per week with all District students continuing to learn asynchronously from home on Fridays.  
 
 Beginning on Wednesday, Feb, 10, and continuing into March, the District will start phasing in its Responsible Return to School plan while simultaneously ending the hybrid in-person instructional model the District has been using since October.
 
 Families who wish to remain in full-remote instruction will continue to have that opportunity and will not be impacted by this timeline. Also, District students who are currently receiving in-person instruction for up to four days per week; or who attend a school outside of the District will not be impacted by this new plan.  
 
 Wednesday, Feb. 10:
  • Elementary school students in Grades 1-2 will transition from hybrid in-person instruction two days per week to in-person instruction four days per week with asynchronous learning on Fridays.
 
Thursday, Feb. 18:
  • Elementary school students in Grades 3-4 will transition from hybrid in-person instruction two days per week to in-person instruction four days per week with asynchronous learning on Fridays.
 
Monday, Feb. 22:
  • Middle school students in grades 5-8 will transition from hybrid in-person instruction two days per week to in-person instruction four days per week with asynchronous learning on Fridays.
     
Monday, March 8:
  • High school students in grades 9-12 will transition from hybrid in-person instruction two days per week to in-person instruction four days per week with asynchronous learning on Fridays.
     
Bethel Park remains committed to following the same classroom cleaning and mitigation procedures it has followed throughout the pandemic. We will continue to adhere to social distancing, hand-washing, and other safety measures.  Also, masks will be required at all times by students and staff except when they are eating or drinking. Also, the District will continue to assess and improve our instructional program as the data warrants.
 
 To assist us in our preparations, which include transportation, food services, and academic considerations, please complete the attached survey and return it by no later than Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.  Also, should you have any questions, we encourage you to visit our Responsible Return to School Frequently Asked Questions page on the website.
 
 We look forward to spending more time with our students and we appreciate our families’ patience and flexibility during this difficult and constantly evolving process.