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Hamilton Southeastern to allow high schoolers to return in-person

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 21:55:04-05

FISHERS — High school students at Hamilton Southeastern schools who opted for in-person learning will be allowed to return to the classroom beginning next week.

The Hamilton Southeastern schools Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted to allow high school students to return to in-person learning beginning Feb. 17.

According to information from the district, a survey was sent to families on Feb. 1 to select their preferred learning mode — in-person four days a week or 100 percent virtual — to better determine school-wide attendance percentages.

The district said 46 percent of students at Fishers High School have selected to be in-person Monday through Thursday and 54 percent at Hamilton Southeastern High School made the same selection.

Students who chose to be fully virtual will not be able to change learning modes until after spring break in order to ensure student occupancy of the building will not exceed 50 to 55 percent, the district said.

In-person students may pull back to fully virtual if they are not comfortable attending on-site.

The district said students in seventh and eighth grade will remain on a hybrid schedule.

The district allowed students in grades PreK through sixth grade to return to in-person learning last month.