Ocean City High School will be moving to a modified hybrid schedule, with adjustments starting Thursday, Dec. 3, the school district announced.
This change comes after the Cape May County Department of Health advised the Southeast region, which includes the Ocean City School District, that it moved into a high-risk level for community COVID-19 transmission just last week.
The goal is to continue with in-person teaching, but with added safety precautions due to the added risk of COVID transmission. One of the major changes includes removing lunch periods, according to a press release Tuesday.
In addition, on Dec. 3 and 4, the schedule will include eight modified periods. Beginning Monday, Dec. 7, periods will go down to six until further notice.
For further details on the schedule, click the link: https://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Modified-Cohort-C-Schedule-Letter.pdf
The ultimate goal is to not have to move into full remote learning, but in order to do this the entire community must follow the recommended precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the release says. The district urges community members to consider this while making holiday plans.
Updates will be posted via SwiftK-12 messaging, social media, as well as the Ocean City School District website.
Additional COVID-prevention guidelines can be found on the district website at oceancityschools.org.
More information on next week’s scheduling will be released via email on Thursday.