Public schools offer details about rest of academic year
Louisa County Public Schools officials released some information today to answer parents and students' questions about the rest of the school year — and what happens after that.
 
"Please keep in mind that we are dealing with an ever-evolving and unprecedented situation," school officials wrote on their website.
 
Though more than two months of in-school time has been lost, they noted that the early start time for the current school year, in August, is working in the schools' favor.
 
"Students have been taught most of the content and, in many cases, were beginning the review process," according to the schools' website guidance.
 
Four more packets of alternative learning resources will be sent to students' homes by mail, with the next delivery tentatively scheduled on March 31. Parents were able to pick up the first packet at the schools on March 20, but that won't be repeated to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. School principals are responsible for setting due dates for students to finish their work, but it's unclear how the schools will check it.
 
There are no plans at this time to change this year's academic calendar, or the schedule for the school year that begins in August.
 
Students who will be in high school in the fall can sign up for courses on the schools' website, using Google Forms. The schools posted locations on school properties where people can access the internet, if they don't have good service at home.
 
A looming question is how seniors will graduate. Normally the ceremony takes place in mid-May.
 
"While we don't yet know in what form it will take place, our incredible class of 2020 will be recognized ... we are working on developing logistics for a graduation ceremony/celebration," officials said. "Prospective graduates will be contacted if there are any issues or concerns with graduating."
 
Dates for pre-K screening and kindergarten registration have been postponed. They were originally planned to take place in April.
 
Report cards will be sent to students' homes on what would have been the last day of school, May 22.
 
Details can be found on the Louisa County Public Schools' website, lcps.k12.va.us.

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