CHS eyes transition back to more traditional, 4-day schedule 

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CULLMAN, Ala. – After shifting to a hybrid schedule in September 2020 that had students on campus two days per week in staggered groups to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Cullman High School is now plotting a return to a more traditional on-campus schedule next week.
 
The current plan is for hybrid students to return to on-campus instruction four days per week beginning Monday, February 8, 2021. Students will attend on-campus classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday — with Wednesday remaining a remote learning day in an effort to allow time for distancing and campus cleaning.
 
COVID-19 cases across the nation, state and county have been on the decline in recent weeks. School officials will be closely monitoring local numbers to ensure there is no uptick in cases. If transmission remains low, the plan is to return to a full five-day-per-week schedule March 1, 2021.
 
“We feel it is extremely important to get students back to in-person learning as soon as we can,” Cullman High Principal Kim Hall said. “We’ll be watching the case numbers closely to make sure we can do that as safely as possible.”
 
This change will not affect students who are attending school virtually. Those students will remain virtual through the remainder of the semester. Only students who had been attending in-person are affected by this schedule change.
 
In-person students also have the option to remain in a hybrid schedule if parents choose to do so.