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Mathews schools move to 4-days/week in person

After getting some flexibility last month from the school board, Mathews County Public Schools is poised to reopen its three schools to in-person instruction four days a week once students return from spring break.

Beginning April 12, the county’s elementary, middle and high schools will open four days a week. Students currently attending in-person in the hybrid model will move to the new schedule, with Wednesdays remaining a day for deep cleaning of the buildings.

Students who are currently attending virtually may call the school to be placed on a waiting list, according to Superintendent Nancy Welch.

The division will continue to maintain its 1 p.m. dismissal schedule. “The 1 p.m. schedule is for cleaning and a balance for our teachers between teaching in-person and managing the virtual classrooms,” Welch said. “Many teachers are utilizing the time to meet with students individually and/or in small groups, as well.”

On March 16, the Mathews County School Board provided W...

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