Beachwood Schools will begin by teaching remotely; fall athletics postponed
BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- Beachwood City Schools will follow the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s recommendation to begin the school year with all students learning remotely.
The district plans to develop details of its remote-learning program in the coming weeks, then communicate those details to students and families.
“Beachwood’s online learning environment will be designed to best serve the educational needs of our students,” states a note on the district’s website.
The Board of Health recommended July 30 that districts begin the school year by teaching remotely during the fall semester, citing the fact that, in the seven days prior, the county had averaged 11.6 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents daily.
Beachwood Schools Superintendent Robert Hardis, in an email reply to cleveland.com, said, “Beachwood will always place the safety and health of our students and staff, as well as their loved ones at home, as our top priority.”
Beachwood, like other districts throughout the state, has been working to adjust its programs in the face of COVID-19 infection rates. In mid-July, the district announced it had moved back the start of classes from Aug. 19 to Aug. 24.
It also posted on its website a series of guidelines -- including social distancing, having students and teachers wear masks and requiring certain instructors to don face shields, which the district has purchased for them.
In recent days, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has recommended the wearing of goggles or face shields for the general ...
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