A look at current Miami Valley school reopening plans by county

Coronavirus

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Going back to school this fall will look different for children across the Miami Valley, as school districts make their own decisions to keep learning safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Some local public schools plan to head back directly to the classroom. Others are considering a digital-first approach and still others are working to implement a combination of the two. In many cases, families can elect to send their students to class or stay at home, but they cannot change their minds until the end of the first semester.

Gov. Mike DeWine made an announcement on July 2 that students should be headed back to the classroom this fall, albeit with health and safety restrictions in place. But he left the ultimate learning-method decisions to the local school districts.

NOTE: Many school districts plan to alter learning models if the county’s advisory level changes.

  • Yellow: 100% capacity, face-to-face learning
  • Orange: 100% capacity, face-to-face learning with increased safety protocols as needed
  • Red: 50% capacity, hybrid approach to learning which will use face-to-face and remote
  • Purple: Remote learning for all students

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

Minster Local School District: Families can choose from either in-person or remote learning. Remote students need to register by contacting their building principal. Read the full plan here.

New Bremen Local School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the full plan here.

New Knoxville Local Schools: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the full plan here.

St. Marys City School District: Families can choose from either in-person or online learning. Online students needed to be registered by July 24. Read the full plan here.

Wapakoneta City School District: Families can choose from either in-person or online learning. Online students must be registered by Aug. 3. Read the full plan here.

Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools: Families can choose between in-person four days a week with remote learning Friday or remote learning five days a week. Remote students must be registered by Aug. 14. Read the superintendent’s letter here.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

Champaign County districts have a joint plan for back-to-school this fall. Face coverings are ​strongly recommended​ for all students in grades 3-12. These coverings will be provided by the parents. Parents are required to have a completed Masking Acknowledgement form on file.

School employees are required to wear facial coverings. If they are working in their room in isolation or in an office they are permitted to remove the covering.

Graham Local School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the full plan here.

Mechanicsburg Schools: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the full plan here.

Triad Local School District: Families can choose between face-to-face or distance learning. Triad Local Schools Distance Learning Form must be completed by Aug. 3. Read the full plan here.

Urbana City School District: Staggered start. School will operate at approximately 50% capacity. Two or three days in-person and the rest online, alternating Friday. Click here to see plan update. Read the full plan here.

West Liberty-Salem Local School District: Families can choose in-school or online learning. Online learning will be done through SchoolsPLP. Read the full plan here.

CLARK COUNTY

Clark-Shawnee Local School District: Families can choose between hybrid or remote learning. Hybrid students will go two days a week in-person and the rest at home. Remote students needed to be registered by Aug. 10. Read the superintendent’s letter here.

Greenon Local School District: Students can choose to attend in person or learn at-home. If remote learning participation is high enough, the district said a Greenon teacher may be assigned. Read the full plan here.

Northeastern Local School District: School will operate at approximately 50% capacity. Two days in-person and the rest online. Download the schedule here. Read the announcement here.

Northwestern Local School District: Families can choose between in-person or online learning. Read the full plan here.

Southeastern Local School District: Students will attend in-school or participate in remote learning. Remote students needed to be registered by Aug. 5. Read the full plan here.

Springfield City School District: Students can choose in-school or remote learning. Read the full plan here.

Tecumseh Local School District: Students will all take part in remote learning for the first quarter of the school year. Click here to request a Chromebook. Read the full plan here.

CLINTON COUNTY

Blanchester Local School District: Families can choose traditional, in-person learning or online learning. Online students needed to be registered by Aug. 7. Read the full plan here.

Clinton-Massie Local Schools: Staggered start. Click here to see the school calendar. Families can choose either in-school or online learning. Online students needed to be registered by Aug. 5. Read the full plan here.

East Clinton Local School District: School will operate at approximately 50% capacity. Has RED, YELLOW, GREEN system in place. Will start on YELLOW, a blended model of in-person and remote learning. Read the full plan here.

Wilmington City Schools: School will operate at approximately 50% capacity. Has RED, YELLOW, GREEN system in place. Will start on YELLOW, a blended model of in-person and remote learning. Read the full plan here.

DARKE COUNTY

Ansonia Local School District: Families can choose between in-person or remote learning options. Remote students must register by Aug. 12. Read the full plan here.

Arcanum Local School District: Reduced seating for in-person learning and online option for K-12 students. Online students must be registered by Aug. 7. Read the FAQ here.

Franklin-Monroe Local School District: Students will be in attendance five days per week and will have an online option. Read the updated plan here.

Greenville City School District: Families can choose between in-school or remote learning. Remote students will still be taught by Greenville teachers. Read the FAQ here.

Mississinawa Valley Local School District: Families can choose in-school or remote learning. Read the full plan here.

Tri-Village Local School District: Families can choose in-school or remote learning. Read the full plan here.

Versailles Exempted School District: Instruction will be in-person but students with medical concerns should contact the superintendent to discuss other options. Read the full plan here.

GREENE COUNTY

Beavercreek City Schools: Staggered start. Families can choose in-person or online learning. Preference must be submitted online by Aug. 5. Read the full plan here.

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools: Staggered start. Families can choose in-person or online learning. Online students needed to be registered by July 28. Read the full plan here.

Cedar Cliff Local Schools: Masks required. Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the full plan here.

Fairborn City Schools: Families can choose between traditional classroom learning or students at-home-daily. Read the full plan here.

Greeneview Local Schools: Families can choose either physical attendance or virtual learning. Preference must be submitted by Aug. 1. Read the full plan here.

Legacy Christian Academy: Students will return to class full time. Read the full plan here.

Xenia Community Schools: Families can choose in-school or remote learning. Remote students must be registered by Aug. 1. Read the full plan here.

Yellow Springs Schools: Students will receive 100% virtual instruction for the first quarter. The district will review this again Mid-October. Read the full plan here.

LOGAN COUNTY

Bellefontaine City School District: Families can choose in-school or online learning. Read the FAQ here.

Benjamin Logan Local School District: Families can choose in-school or online learning. Preference must be submitted by Aug. 14. Read the FAQ here.

Indian Lake Local School District: Families can choose in-school or remote learning. Remote students needed to be registered by July 31. Read the FAQ here.

Riverside Local School District: Families can choose traditional school with PPE protocols or the Riverside Remote Learning Academy. Preference must be submitted by Aug. 7. Read the full plan here.

MERCER COUNTY

Celina City School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the superintendent’s letter here.

Coldwater Exempted Village Schools: Families can choose between face-to-face instruction or remote learning. Remote students must be registered by Aug. 14. Read the full plan here.

Fort Recovery Local School District: Families can choose in-school learning or the virtual academy. Read the full plan here.

Marion Local School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Remote learning on individual case basis. Read the full plan here.

Parkway Local School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Distance learning on individual case basis. Read the full plan here.

St. Henry Consolidated Local Schools: The district hasn’t finalized reopening plans.

MIAMI COUNTY

Bethel Local Schools: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Offering online learning through Miami County ESC. Online students must register by Aug. 7. Read the full plan here.

Bradford Exempted Village School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the full plan here.

Covington Exempted Village Schools: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Offering online learning through Miami County ESC. Read the full plan here.

Miami East Local Schools: Staggered start. Families can choose either in-school or remote learning. Read the full plan here.

Milton-Union Exempted Village Schools: Parents can send their child to school or agree to remote learning from home on a semester basis. Read the full plan here.

Newton Local School District: Families can choose either in-school or remote learning. Read the full plan here.

Piqua City Schools: Families can choose either in-school or remote learning. Remote students must register by Aug. 7. Read the full plan here.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools: Five day school week for all students with remote learning available. Read the full plan here.

Troy City Schools: All students in school daily following increased operational guidelines or learning through the Troy Online Academy. Read the full plan here.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Brookville Local School District: Families can choose in-person with safety protocols or a third party online learning service. Online students needed to be registered by July 31. Read the superintendent’s letter here.

Centerville City School District: Centerville Schools announced on Aug. 6 that it will operate in a remote learning environment through at least the first quarter of school. Read the FAQ here.

Dayton Public School District: 100% online virtual academic program for at least the first nine weeks of the school year. Read the full plan here.

Huber Heights City School District: Students will start 100% online, transition over a month to a hybrid model and then 100% in-person by November. A semester long online option is also available. Read the full plan here.

Jefferson Twp. Local School District: 100% online virtual academic program for the first semester of the school year. Read the full plan here.

Kettering City School District: 100% online virtual academic program for the first semester of the school year. Read the updated plan here.

Mad River Local School District: School will operate at approximately 50% capacity. Two days in-person and the rest online. Schedule based on last name. Read the full plan here.

Miamisburg City School District: Families can choose either in-school or remote learning. Remote students needed to be registered by July 24. Read full plan here.

Montgomery Preparatory Academy: Families can choose either in-school, distance learning or a mix of both. Read the FAQ here.

New Lebanon Local School District: School will operate at approximately 50% capacity. Breaking into two cohorts of students. Two days in-person and the rest online. Read the updated plan here.

Northmont City School District: Delayed start. Announced Aug. 3 that students would be 100% online for first quarter of the school year. Read the announcement here. Read the full plan here.

Northridge Local School District: Staggered start. Families can choose either an in-person or an at-home learning option. Read the full plan here.

Oakwood City School District: Families can choose between face-to-face instruction or online instruction. Online students needed to be registered by July 27. Read the plan summary here.

Trotwood-Madison City School District: 100% online virtual academic program for the first nine weeks of the school year. Read the superintendent’s letter here.

Valley View Local School District: Families can choose either in-person or online learning. Waiting to update with parent and community input. Read the draft plan here.

Vandalia-Butler City School District: Families can choose either in-person or online learning. Online students must register by Aug. 1. Read the full plan here.

West Carrollton City School District: The West Carrollton school board decided on August 11, 2020, to have all students K-12 return to an online learning environment for the first quarter which runs from August 24 through October 15. Read the latest plan here.

PREBLE COUNTY

The Preble County Return to School Coalition created a county-wide framework allowing students and teachers to meet in a traditional classroom setting, while being sensitive to current national, state, regional and local health concerns. You can read the general Return to School plan here.

Eaton Community Schools: Staggered start. Families can choose either in-person or online learning. Online students needed to be registered by Aug. 5. Read the superintendent’s letter here.

National Trail Local School District: Families can choose either in-person or online learning. Online students need to register by Aug. 5 by emailing their building principal. Read the full plan here.

Preble Shawnee Local School District: Families can choose from either in-person or remote learning options. Read the full plan here.

Tri-County North Local School District: Families can choose from in-person or online learning through Tri-County North Virtual Academy. Read the full plan here.

Twin Valley Community Local School District: School will operate at approximately 50% capacity. Two days in-person and the rest online. Schedule will be based off of last name. Read the updated plan here.

SHELBY COUNTY

Anna Local School District: Families can choose from either in-person or an alternate form of learning, which involved online and in-person element. Read the full plan here.

Botkins Local School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the FAQ here.

Fairlawn Local School District: Families can choose from either in-person or remote learning. Read the FAQ here.

Fort Loramie Local School District: Families can choose either in-person or remote learning. Remote students need to register by emailing their building principal. Read the updated plan here.

Hardin-Houston Local School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Remote learning on individual case basis. Read the full plan here.

Jackson Center Local School District: Will be at 100% capacity with face-to-face learning and increased safety protocols as needed. Read the superintendent’s letter here.

Russia Local School District: Seventh through 12th graders will learn virtually until September 14. Read the full plan here.

Sidney City School District: Families can choose either in-school or remote learning. Remote students must register by Aug. 7. Read the plan here.

WARREN COUNTY

Carlisle Local Schools: Families can choose between an in-classroom or remote learning through the Virtual Learning Academy. Remote students must register with the Office of Curriculum by Aug. 14. Read the full plan here.

Franklin City Schools: Families can choose either in-school or online learning. Online students needed to be registered by July 31. Read the full plan here.

Kings Local Schools: Families can choose either in-school or online learning through a third-party vendor. Read the full plan here.

Lebanon City Schools: Families can choose either in-school or online learning. Read the full plan here.

Little Miami Schools: Families can choose either face-to-face or online learning through the Virtual Learning Academy. Read the full plan here.

Springboro Community City Schools: Staggered start. Families can choose from either in-school or online learning. Reducing school day for grades 6-12 by one hour.  Read the full plan here.

Wayne Local Schools: Families can choose either in-school or online learning. Read the full plan here.

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