WHHS to return to five day in-person model

Students will have a a five day remote option.

On March 10, the CPS school board approved a new plan for all schools to return to a five days in-person learning model beginning after spring break.

WHHS students will have three options. They may return in person five days a week, transfer to Cincinnati Digital Academy, or learn remotely five days a week through WHHS with their current classes and teachers.

In person, WHHS will not be able to maintain the six feet of distance still recommended by the CDC in all classrooms. Safety measures including masks, ventilation, cleaning and contact tracing will be utilized. 

Teachers are in the process of being vaccinated. 69 percent of CPS teachers and staff have already been vaccinated, according to a CPS email to parents. 

Wednesday, March 31 will be WHHS’ first day back, since the district added a day to spring break to allow teachers to prepare classrooms. WHHS plans to follow a phased approach, with grades 7-9 returning in person on March 31 and grades 10-12 returning the following Tuesday. 

In previous return plans, there was no option for students to opt out of in-person learning while staying at their home school. In the new model, they will have this choice of a concurrent learning option. WHHS will be the pilot program in CPS for five-day distance learning utilizing tools including Schoology. 

According to the district, the WHHS pilot model will allow students to follow their current schedule. Distance learning students will participate synchronously through Google Meets live-streaming and will be able to interact with their teacher.

Families will receive a form to choose the remote or in-person option and must decide by March 22. The distance learning option has also been approved for the 2021-22 school year.

WHHS is expected to release more details about in-person and distance learning models in the coming days.


This story was updated on March 15.