Portland Students Won't Have In-Person Full-Time Classes

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In this undated photo provided by Zahrah Wattier, Wattier, back left, a high school teacher, poses for a photo with her husband, her 4-year-old and 2-year-old twins in Galveston, Texas. (Courtesy of Zahrah Wattier via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Public Schools has set a tentative Sept. 14 start date for the 2020-21 academic year, but the state’s largest district will only have students attend in-person classes two days per week, if at all.

Students and families should be ready to go online beginning Sept. 2, as teachers will offer individual consultations and technology checks, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Under the proposed reopening plan, educators will spend two weeks training in how to use online learning tools and helping students and their families adjust to long-term distance learning.

Portland Public Schools is also developing a full-time distance learning program for families who opt to keep their children home. District officials say all students may need to move back to digital learning if coronavirus cases spike.