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Some Indian River students to return to in-person learning earlier than planned

The Indian River School District Board of Education has approved a revised hybrid learning schedule that will allow students in grades 4-8 to begin receiving in-person instruction sooner.

District spokesman David Maull said the original "slow roll-in plan" was intended to assure safety protocols, staff and transportation systems were working effectively under COVID-19 restrictions.

"In speaking with our school principals and evaluating how our safety protocols and hybrid learning systems have worked so far, we felt comfortable bringing some students back earlier than what was originally planned," Maull said.

Under the revised schedule, hybrid students in grades 4-6 will begin receiving in-person instruction at their schools the week of Oct. 12. Hybrid students in grades 7 and 8 will begin receiving in-person instruction the week of Oct. 19. In-person instruction for hybrid students in grades 2 and 3 will begin the week of Oct. 5, as previously scheduled.

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Instruction schedules will remain the same for students who have chosen to learn 100% remotely. 

At this time, the hybrid schedule at the high school level will remain the same, with only ninth-grade students receiving in-person instruction during the first marking period. Those students will begin attending in-person Nov. 9.

The high school schedule will be continuously reviewed and earlier in-person instruction is possible. Visit the district's website for updates.

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