Providence seniors return to classroom earlier than scheduled

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Providence schools will be allowing seniors to return to the classroom two weeks earlier than expected.

Twelfth grade students that are not enrolled in the district’s remote learning program, will be returning on September 29, two weeks earlier than the originally scheduled date, October 13.

According to Jhanay Davis, of Providence Public Schools, they made this change in effort to support the seniors through “navigating the early stages of the college planning process”.

Schools are instituting an alternating schedule, where students will be split into two separate groups. The groups will alternate between online learning for half of the day and then in person classes for the other half. The Providence Public School District says this model will significantly cut down the number of students in the building at one time.

However, sophomores will be heading back to school a few weeks later than originally planned. They’ll be taking the original return date for seniors on October 13, as opposed to the original date of September 29.

Through the first month of the school year, Providence Public Schools has been limiting the return of students.

As of now only ninth graders have been in the schools with some exceptions of students who require in person learning.

All other grades have been and will continue to learn remotely until their scheduled return dates.

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