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Bradley kids go four hours a day, five days a week this fall

Bradley Elementary School Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Goselin announced school in Bradley will begin, in-person, beginning August 24th. Students attending school in the district will go for four hours a day, five days a week.

The announcement was made following a Board of Education meeting last night for reopening during the 2020-2021 school year.

The plan was approved the same day it was announced a 7-year-old boy in Aurora was fighting for his life after contracting an inflammatory condition linked to the coronavirus.

“The Board of Education will approve the transition plan at the August 13 Board Meeting.” Dr. Goselin said in a letter to parents. Goselin said students will also have an additional hour of remote learning in the afternoon.  “Student will have one hour of remote learning in the afternoon at home and their teacher will be in communication as needed during that time.”

Masks will be required on school property and buses for all staff and students at all times.  A grab and go lunch will be available for students before leaving for the day.  Parents will be encouraged to bring their children to school daily, according to the District.

Parents uncomfortable with the option of in-person learning for children will be allowed a Remote Learning Option for complete remote learning by the District.

School will run as follows:

  • Central – 7:30 am – 11:30 am (Instruction Day) & one hour remote learning at home in the afternoon.
  • East – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Instruction Day) & one hour remote learning at home in the afternoon.
  • West – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (Instruction Day) & one hour remote learning at home in the afternoon.

The District has used state guidance to implment the following safety measures when reopening for in-person learning, including:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times inside school buildings and when riding the school buses (State Mandate).
  • Social distancing will be observed, as much as possible (State Mandate).
  • No more than 50 individuals will gather in one space; including the school buses (State Mandate).
  • Symptom screenings and temperature checks will be conducted, using a self-certification system that is documented.  All individuals must be free of symptoms before entering school buildings (State Mandate).
  • New visitor procedures will be in place.  Only essential visitors will be allowed to enter the buildings.  All visitors must be screened before entry into the building.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.  All rooms will also have hand sanitizer available.
  • Hand-washing will be scheduled into the daily routine.
  • Traditional drinking fountains will be closed. Water bottles and water bottle fill stations only will be used.
  • Eliminate the sharing of technology, supplies, and materials whenever possible.
  • Develop a protocol for possible COVID exposure, including related to the communication with families and self-quarantine expectations.
  • Increased school-wide cleaning and disinfection will occur.

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