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Solon City Schools to let parents decide whether to allow children to have in-person or virtual learning

The start of the school year has been pushed back to August 26 to allow staff to prepare for both instructional models.

SOLON, Ohio — Solon City Schools are giving the district's parents the opportunity to decide where they want their children to learn from during the upcoming school year. 

Based on feedback the district received from families, Solon City Schools say they are planning for an 'everyday, all-in model with a virtual option' starting this fall. The start of school will be delayed until August 26 to allow for teachers and staff to make necessary physical building changes and curriculum adjustments as well as to plan for the two options. 

Parents will have the option to choose whether each of their students participates from the school building or from home. "This is a decision that families must make based on their individual circumstances. We know these are not easy decisions," the district wrote in its letter to parents.  

The district adds that students in grades 7-12 who are learning virtually will only be able to participate in clubs and activities that are conducted virtually.

Solon City Schools also notes that plans are being made to address the individual needs of special education students. Student-specific information will be shared with families directly based on the at-school or virtual learning choice each family makes.

Parents have until July 24 to decide whether their child will require busing if choosing in-person learning. The choice of whether to opt-in to virtual learning must be made by July 31. 

Click here to read the letter from Solon City Schools detailing the options for parents. 

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