Wappingers Central School District announces plans to begin school year fully remote

The Wappingers Central School District has announced that it will begin its school year fully remote.

News 12 Staff

Aug 14, 2020, 2:31 PM

Updated 1,378 days ago

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The Wappingers Central School District has announced that it will begin its school year fully remote.
District officials say that is the current plan for the month of September. 
During the transition, officials say students will have the option to continue remotely or with the hybrid model.
Parents like Karen Finnegan aren’t certified teachers, but this year she will serve as a teacher for her children.
Finnegan also plans to start a learning pod with long-time friends, the Sanchezes.
“So podding has allowed us to make sure they’re safe, for parents. But also, put them into a safe environment where they’re comfortable, where they are familiar with the kids they’re going to be doing the schooling with,” says Yvette Sanchez.
They say a hybrid model allowing students to return to school for a couple of days per week will be phased in for October.
But for now, the two families have one goal in mind - to ensure their children receive a proper education.
Finnegan tells News 12 that all six children will follow the district’s plan every day in her makeshift school home, since homeschooling isn’t something they can afford.
“What I’m excited about too, is we can sort of interject some of the other things they’re not going to get in school like what’s happening in the world today, like all these social issues…,” says Sanchez.
The two families say they don’t plan to have their children return to in-school classes until they’re 100% comfortable.
To preview or discuss with the two women about their learning pod, you can visit their website.
The New Rochelle School District and Suffern School District also announced plans for going fully remote for September.


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