The White Hall School District says they hope to see all of its students in the fall; however, they understand that there are students and families within their district that are at greater risk of COVID-19 due to compromised immune systems.

The 2020-2021 School District will look different for the White Hall Bulldogs as COVID-19 has created a revamp of back-to-school operations.

School districts are making adjustments to their plans before their scheduled August 24-26 back-to-school start date.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is not denying the fact that schools will get a COVID-19 case and wants district to have a safety plan in place and plan of response.

The White Hall School District strongly recommends staff and students over 10 years of age wear face coverings in all indoor and outdoor environments where they are exposed to non-household members and where distancing of six feet or more cannot be assured.

Visitors will be required to wear face coverings and parents are asked to screen their children for symptoms or possible COVID-19 exposure before sending their child to school.

There will be daily temperature checks for staff, students, and visitors before entering all district facilities with controlled entry to each district facility.

Every bus and classroom will have hand sanitizer available.

Students will be required to walk to the right of the hallway in school buildings. There will be staggered and controlled traffic in communal areas such as the playground, cafeteria and restrooms.

Lockers will not be used at White Hall Middle School or White Hall High School.

Each school facility will have a designated isolation room.

The White Hall School District will be offering On-Site Blended Learning.

Blended learning will allow students to continue grade level or content standards through both face-to-face and technology based instruction. Teachers and students will use Google Classroom during onsite instruction to develop the skills needed to transition to online learning in the event illness, inclement weather, or ADH mandated closure.

Instruction for blended learning will be provided by White Hall School District educators.

The White Hall School District says they hope to see all of its students in the fall; however, they understand that there are students and families within their district that are at greater risk of COVID-19 due to compromised immune systems.

“We also understand that the current pandemic may have caused anxiety that might prevent a student from returning to school this fall. For these reasons, a virtual learning opportunity will be provided,” said White Hall School District in a statement.

All instruction will be online and no in-person or on campus instruction will be provided. Virtual students should have reliable access to the internet according to the Whit Hall School District.

Students will be required to be onsite for state mandated assessments and training will be provided by the district staff.

Unlike some other districts, students that choose virtual learning will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities including athletics, band, choir, clubs and other onsite organizations.

Virtual Learning is a semester commitment. The student must remain in virtual instruction until the end of the semester. At the end of the semester, students that wish to return to onsite instruction will be assigned to their zoned school if space is available.