Union County brings elementary students back full time for in-person learning

Union County brings elementary students back full time for in-person learning

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Families in Union County are waking up a little earlier Monday morning so they can send their child back to school for the first time since last spring.

Pre-K through fifth grade students are returning to the classroom starting Monday.

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Parents had to consider a lot of factors, but whatever learning option they chose will be the learning plan for the rest of the school year, not just the semester like some other districts.

Parents who opted for Plan A will send their children back to school Monday through Thursday with everyone remote learning on Fridays.

Everyone who goes into school will have their temperature checked, a short COVID screening and will have to wear masks inside and on the buses.

In addition, every school will have an assigned nurse.

Students and staff at Unionville Elementary School will not return Monday. That’s after a staff member and a student both tested positive for COVID-19.

The district said they may have exposed dozens of people. Students and staff there will continue remote learning for two weeks and will return Nov. 9.

While the district deals with the cases there, they are planning to bring all grades back for in-person learning twice a week starting next week.

If students return to the classroom, what is the risk your child will be exposed to COVID-19?