Sussex Tech School District has voted to extend the district’s modified remote learning plan into the second marking period, which runs through the end of January.
Under the modified remote learning plan, Sussex Technical High School students learn remotely, but teachers have the flexibility to bring them on to campus for voluntary hands-on instruction, demonstrations, or practice.
So far, officials say there have been more than 400 student visits to campus for small group instruction, clinical labs, driver’s education, and the PSAT. Teachers have held over 3,200 live remote video lessons across all subjects.
The district says it will continue to study and evaluate COVID trends and the effectiveness of instruction during the second marking period in order to make a decision about the third marking period. Acting Superintendent Dr. Kevin Carson says he is hopeful that trends will improve and that they can bring students on campus in larger numbers in the spring.
Students and staff who are on campus follow all recommended precautions, including daily temperature and symptom screenings, mandatory mask wearing, social distancing, and frequent hand washing. Staff are also continuing frequent cleaning of high-contact surfaces and thorough cleaning and disinfection of the entire campus on a daily basis.