PARMA, Ohio — In an update to students and parents, the Parma City School District said it's targeting the beginning of the second quarter around Nov. 16 as the return to a five-day week of in-person learning.
The district said it would also begin a five-day week for Parma Virtual Learning Academy students on this date.
Before finalizing its decision to return to a five-day week in-person learning, the district will consider the following two factors:
- The conditions and data within Cuyahoga County.
- The conditions and data within our school district and our own experiences with minimizing risk to our staff and students.
"Ultimately, we want very much to return to a five-day week as we believe this is the most effective schedule to maximize learning. But, as we have continually learned throughout this COVID pandemic, we must be confident in our abilities to be healthy and safe," the district said in a Facebook statement.
In the meantime, the district said it will continue to practice healthy habits that include masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing.