Lebanon schools will start welcoming students back on March 8th

Elementary school students will be fully in-person five days a week and middle school students will transition to a hybrid model.

Posted: Feb 11, 2021 9:05 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2021 12:21 AM

LEBANON, Ore.-- Lebanon Community Schools will start in-person learning for K through 8 students on March 8th.

Bo Yates, superintendent, told the school board during their meeting Thursday night, elementary school students will be fully in-person five days a week. Middle school students will transition to a hybrid model. He also said high school students will transition into a hybrid learning the following week.

Yates said by that date most staff members will have the second dose of the COVID-19 and they will also have ample amount of time to prepare their classrooms for students. He acknowledge the district meets all of the Oregon Department of Educating metrics to transition students back to in-person learning. Yates also addressed the frustration parents were having of the last few weeks about the confusion of when doors would open for their children. 

"I had some really passionate emails and calls," Yates said. "I do want to apologize to all of the parents out there that made plans and they got their kids ready to go and things kept slipping further."

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