W.S. Ryan Elementary School
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- W.S. Ryan Elementary School
Middle school face-to-face students to resume full-time on campus instruction Monday, Sept. 21
Beginning on Monday, September 21, Denton ISD middle school students in grades 6-8 who selected Face-to-Face instruction will be allowed to return to their respective campuses full-time each day. High school students will continue on the hybrid schedule.
“After four days of hybrid face-to-face instruction, students and staff have a better understanding of safety protocols, and by September 21, they will have nine days of a routine,” said Dr. Jamie Wilson, superintendent of schools. “This campus return is made possible because approximately 40 percent of our families are committed to ConnectedLearning and those families remain diligent in practicing good hygiene, maintaining physical distance, wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings.”
Based on enrollment and student scheduling, in-person class sizes will remain small on average. District enrollment, after the first three weeks, shows that 60 percent of the district’s families preferred and registered for face-to-face instruction.
The latest data from Denton County Health Services reports that test confirmed cases continue to lessen in our county and surrounding communities. Based on the established protocols, the district will continue to mitigate COVID-19 transmission by working with local health experts to determine the need for individual, group, class or school quarantine.
“By bringing our middle school students physically back to campus sooner rather than later, we can strengthen relationships with our teachers and students to focus on fewer instructional delivery methods and changing schedules,” said Dr. Wilson. “Students and staff have done an excellent job during the first four days of the hybrid schedule and we thank them for making great decisions on behalf of our students.”