TWINSBURG, Ohio — Students in the Twinsburg City School District just wrapped up classes for the 2019-2020 school year less than a week ago, but administrators already have their sights set on what next school year will look like.
This week the district sent out an online survey to the parents and guardians of every student. Between the district's five buildings, they have roughly 4,200 students.
Kathi Powers, Twinsburg's superintendent, said the survey is seeking the feedback from parents concerning next school year.
"We have a lot to think about. Imagine turning the district upside down over three months of the summer and planning to be ready for students the first day of the school year," Powers said. "There's a lot to do."
Powers said for the last few weeks administrators have been forming plans about how students will return to the classroom in the fall.
About five different plans are being actively worked on.
Powers said one of the plans include students being back in their buildings with social distancing and other safety protocols. Other plans look at splitting a student's day, allowing to spread students out within the five school buildings.
Plus, they're preparing to teach 100% remote, if they have to.
The superintendent said they have to be prepared for nearly all situations.
"We have some students that have health concerns. We have some parents that are worried about sending their son or daughter back to a bricks and mortar school building, and so we have to be open minded enough to be able to offer a variety of learning platforms for our students," she said.
This summer the district is working to offer technical training for parents, in the case that the district continues their virtual learning. Powers said, for some families, going remote on the drop of a dime was difficult. So in order to be prepared for next school year, they have to offer their families resources to help their children succeed.