Several major KC-area school districts head back to classes in-person

Several major KC-area school districts head back to classes in-person

KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) — Several school districts across the Kansas City area begin bringing students back into the classroom starting Monday.

Shawnee Mission, Lee’s Summit, Blue Valley and Independence are all transitioning some of their grades into more in-person classes this week:

Shawnee Mission School District is taking on a hybrid approach, allowing pre-K through second-graders to learn inside school buildings two days a week. Third through sixth-graders will begin doing the same next week. The district is targeting full in-person classes for elementary school students starting Oct. 19.Lee’s Summit School District is offering in-person classes two days a week for fourth through 12th-graders. They were previously entirely remote. Kindergarteners through third-graders will remain full in-person.Within the Independence School District, elementary school students have been full in-person, and middle school and high schoolers have alternated weeks in the classroom—one week in-person, the next week remote. Beginning Monday, high school seniors can go back to classes full in-person. The district will re-evaluate before giving the go-ahead to other grade levels.Blue Valley School District will now have elementary school students full in-person, and middle-to-high-school students will be on the hybrid learning model based on last name.