Ball-Chatham Schools push back first day of school

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CHATHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — Ball-Chatham School District officials said they are pushing back their first day of school.

The school district is offering Blended learning with in-person and remote instruction as well as all virtual learning. The district’s board of education voted this week to continue with these models.

In a letter to families, Superintendent Dr. Douglas Wood said they are pushing back the start day to allow staff time for additional training and to offer transition time for families. Now, students will start their remote/virtual activities on August 28 and in-person students will attend school starting August 31.

DATEDESCRIPTION
August 24Teachers remote/virtual learning planning day
August 25Teachers remote/virtual learning planning day
August 26Orientation/tech training for students–Principals to send schedules & details
August 27Orientation/tech training for students–Principals to send schedules & details
August 28First day of remote/virtual learning for all students
August 31First day for in-person learners to attend in schools
This graph shows a schedule from the Ball-Chatham School District regarding dates for the start of the school year.

Parents with virtual learners are asked to contact Food Service Director Chad Martel through email to coordinate times and places for meal pick-ups. You can find the first two weeks of meals by clicking here.

For more information about transition times, schedules and transportation, click here.

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