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Dec. 3, 2021

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Battle Ground high-schoolers to return to class

By , Columbian Editor

Battle Ground Public Schools will bring high school students into the classroom for hybrid learning beginning the week of March 15, according to a Wednesday announcement.

To accommodate physical distancing, students have been divided into two groups. All students will have two days each week of direct instruction, with Group A meeting in person on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Group B students attending on campus Thursdays and Fridays. The remaining three days, students will continue independent learning at home. During independent learning time, teachers will provide homework.

Battle Ground kindergartners have been attending school in person since early November. The hybrid learning model was expanded in early February to include all primary school pupils. Middle school students entered the hybrid model Feb. 22.

“I am immensely proud of the resilience shown by our students and staff during an extremely challenging year,” said Superintendent Mark Ross. “Having all our students back in buildings and learning in person is a big step toward normalcy.”

The district will follow state health guidelines for safety and cleaning protocols. Face masks are required for all staff and students per Washington State Department of Health rules, except under special circumstances such as a developmental or health diagnosis.