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Charlottesville City School's initial proposal for staged reopening has been met with pushback from parents, teachers and some board members who are worried about the change in timeline, among other concerns.
UVa's expanded COVID-19 tracker will have data about UVa testing, including the number of daily tests performed as well as positive tests among students and UVa employees
“We would handle UVa cases anyways, as we manage all COVID cases in the community, but this allows for TJHD to hire additional staff to help specifically with UVa investigations/contact tracing.”
After teaming up to support schools during virtual learning, Charlottesville City Schools’ parent-teacher organizations raised $56,500 in the last month.
A big change in the district’s new COVID-19 portal, unveiled Monday, is showing the dates when people tested positive or first developed symptoms, along with a seven-day moving average of new cases for the district by date of onset.
Families called to have passwords reset, gain access to SeeSaw and get help finding links, for example. Staff also dealt with hardware issues. The most common one was that the computer’s audio wasn’t working.
“... So many have worked hard to bring us to this moment.”
New regulations could include changing the grading scale or eliminating zeros in the gradebook. The changes could take effect as soon as next school year.
About 338 more students than last year opted to homeschool this year but officials don’t have data on where the other students went.
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