Families should watch their email this week for a survey that will help determine how learning will take place in the second quarter of the school year.
The District will study current public health conditions and the results of surveys with parents, caregivers and teachers before deciding whether to continue with all-remote learning or move to a hybrid of online and in-person education. CEO Eric Gordon has said he expects to make a recommendation to the school board by Oct. 16.
The CEO will base the recommendation on the most recent level of health risk and consultation with health experts. He noted that trends are improving but also is mindful of warnings that cold weather and flu season could cause COVID-19 cases to spike.
Survey responses will determine how remote learning has been going for families, students, and caregivers.
Parents and caregivers who are not reached by email will find a link to the survey on the District website, clevelandmetroschools.org.
If CMSD moves toward hybrid learning, Gordon said the District would ensure that an option for remote learning remains available for students and families who are not ready for or are unable to return to the classroom. He added that the District and community must be prepared to shift back from a hybrid to all remote learning if health conditions require.