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Middle, high school students begin 4-day weeks of in-person learning at CMS

Starting Monday, April 12, CMS middle and high school students will have 4 days of in-person classes per week under Plan A learning.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After multiple schedule changes throughout the school year, middle and high school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will undergo another change as they transition to Plan A, which is four days of in-person classes per week

Under the new schedule, Wednesdays are reserved for virtual learning. Elementary and students from sixth to eighth grade in K-8 schools have been on this schedule since March 22. 

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Under Plan A, CMS will have in-person learning with minimal social distancing. Students will remain under this schedule for the next month until moving to full-time in-person learning on May 10. On that date, CMS will join multiple other districts in the Charlotte region with full-time schedules.

Last month, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law that requires all public schools in the state to open for full-time in-person learning for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Middle and high schools have the option to continue remote learning, but an in-person option must be offered to all students under the law. 

RELATED: NC lawmakers pass bill that will require at least 6 weeks of summer school for K-12 students

As part of its COVID-19 protocols, CMS requires students to undergo daily health screenings before entering class, and students are asked to stay home if they experience any symptoms associated with COVID-19. 

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