PUEBLO — Students in Pueblo District 70 will return to their classrooms for in-person learning starting next week following a vote from the district's Board of Education Tuesday night.
The board voted unanimously in July to have students begin the school year in completely remote learning with the plan to transition students into a hybrid, in-person learning model mid-September.
Now, the district said most students will return to full, in-person learning with two high schools, Pueblo West High and Pueblo County High, following a hybrid model. The two high schools will start their hybrid schedules the week of Oct. 5 through the end of the semester with a transition period the week of Sept. 28.
All elementary schools and Beulah School in the district will return to their schools starting Sept. 21. Middle schoolers will receive orientation training by grade levels:
- Sixth grade report on Monday, Sept. 21
- Seventh grade report on Tuesday, Sept. 22
- Eighth grade report on Wednesday, Sept. 23
- Sixth through eighth report on Thursday, Sept. 24
Rye High School students will also be given orientation training next week by grade level:
- Ninth grade report on Monday, Sept. 21
- 10th grade report on Tuesday, Sept. 22
- 11th grade report on Wednesday, Sept. 23
- 12th grade report on Thursday, Sept. 24
Parents of students at Pueblo West High and Pueblo County High will receive instructions from the district regarding the hybrid schedule.
Students will have their temperatures checked when they get off their bus, distancing will be "encouraged at all times," and classes will be able to held outside if the weather allows. The district said parents who would like their child to remain in remote learning can fill out a Google form that has been sent recently from the school.
To read the full letter with the district's update and schedules, click here.