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Great Hearts releases reopening plans for upcoming school year

Posted at 1:57 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 16:57:50-04

PHOENIX — In an update to students and their families Friday, Great Hearts charter schools revealed the steps it's taking to keep their campuses safe once school begins in August. Families can choose from an in-person or fully remote instruction model.

The reopening plans include temperature checks upon arrival for at least the first quarter of the school year, increased cleaning, installing hospital-grade HVAC filters, staggering student schedules to allow for physical distancing and no clubs or field trips for the first quarter.

Face coverings will be mandated based on state and local requirements and additional tutoring will be made available for students who may have fallen behind due to school closures.

Families will have a chance to ask questions and voice their opinions during a virtual town hall on Facebook, Monday, June 29.

Great Hearts operates 22 academies across the Phoenix metro area.