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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
July 02, 2020

            Administrators in the Upper Perkiomen School District are preparing to start the 2020-21 school year under three scenarios. Two of them call for the students receiving instruction face-to-face from teachers. The third considers the possibility of continuing at-home learning.

            Last week, Superintendent Allyn Roche presented the school board with a series of options and contingencies for conducting class under varying conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic. He explained that the goal is to lower the risk of spreading the virus as much as possible while maintaining a productive educational environment. The superintendent asked the community for its input in the process.

            "We're not going to hit everyone's comfort zone," Roche said during the June 25 workshop meeting, held on Zoom. We'll navigate these waters together. We need the entire community to participate."

            The community's designation in Gov. Tom Wolf's three-phase approach to reopening will likely play a significant role in whether or not students will have access to the buildings when the school year begins Monday, Aug. 31. Under both the Green and Yellow phased re-openings, students will have the option to receive face-to-face learning or through the district's online virtual academy. Under red, all students and staff will participate in at-home learning, according to a presentation from Assistant Superintendent Andrea Farina. Montgomery and Berks counties both moved into the green phase last week.

            The phased considerations under green and yellow feature between 4½ and six feet of space between students in all settings, modified daily or weekly schedules, a requirement for students to ...



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