4J releases new timeline to get students back to the classroom

District officials also said this is tentative because a rise in COVID-19 case in Lane County could push back start dates.

Posted: Mar 10, 2021 11:57 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2021 10:55 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The 4J school district announced changes to its back-to-school timeline for some students Wednesday evening.

District officials said after Gov. Kate Brown's announcement to have kindergarten through fifth grade back in class by March 29, 4J's timeline was adjusted to meet the governor's orders. Grades two through five will now start the week of March 29 instead of April 5.

However, kindergarten through first grade will not see a change to their timeline and will start on March 15.

Gov. Brown also said last Friday she wants sixth through 12th grades to be in the classroom by April 19. Under 4J's current timeline, those grades will start on April 12, meeting the governor's orders.

Throughout the district, students will be on a hybrid model. Group A will be in the classroom Mondays and Tuesdays. Group B will be in-person Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, both groups will be remote.

District officials also said this is tentative because a rise in COVID-19 cases in Lane County could push back start dates.

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