ARLINGTON, Va. - Arlington County Schools told parents and the school community on Friday that it is considering several scenarios for the next academic school year – and a return to the physical classroom is the least likely one.
In one scenario – which the district described as “very probable” – the next school year in Arlington would begin on August 31 with all students learning remotely. In person instruction would resume only when certain conditions are met.
A second scenario would see the school year begin on Aug. 31, with a mixture of in-person and online instruction. Class sizes would be limited, and in-person instruction would be staggered.
Officials described the second scenario as very probable.
They described the third scenario – a full return to in-person instruction for all students on Aug. 31 – as the “least likely.”