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Clarksville-Montgomery County System, Dickson County Schools change learning plan for spring semester

COVID-19 pandemic sharpens digital divide for rural students
Posted at 4:26 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 17:26:49-05

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Dickson County Schools have made changes to learning plans for when students return from the holiday break.

All CMCSS traditional students will remain learning remotely through January 22. The district said the goal is to bring back all traditional students by January 25, but there is a contingency plan in place to prioritize pre-K through sixth-grade students. The plan will be announced if COVID-19 conditions do not improve.

Dickson County students will return for the semester on a hybrid learning model through January 22. The schedule will be a similar plan to how students returned to school in early August, except kindergarten through third-grade students will attend in-person classes four days a week.

Dickson County released the following schedule for its students.

Mondays and Thursdays of regular five-day weeks:
In-person learning for:

  • All students in grades kindergarten through third (except those approved for distance programs).
  • All students enrolled in ERC classes grades kindergarten through 12th.
  • All students assigned to the CES Social Skills classroom.
  • Students in grades fourth through 12th with last names A – L. (Students with multiple last names in the family will follow the last name of the oldest enrolled student.)

Wednesdays of regular five-day weeks: Teachers will have planning and intervention time with distance learning groups who need additional time and supports.

Tuesdays and Fridays of regular five-day weeks:
In-person learning for:

  • All students in grades kindergarten through third (except those approved for distance programs).
  • All students enrolled in ERC classes grades kindergarten through 12th.
  • All students assigned to the CES Social Skills classroom
  • Students in grades fourth through 12th with last names M – Z. (Students with multiple last names in the family will follow the last name of the oldest enrolled student.)