(Omaha, NE) -- Omaha Public Schools students will not have a 100% remote learning option next year.
The school district says it plans to return to full-time, in person learning in the Fall for the 2021-2022 school year. The district announced in a letter to families that its Remote Learning Program, which was implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, will end in May.
The letter from OPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Logan said the district will continue to offer Omaha Virtual School, a “blended learning option.” The program has students learn virtually for four days a week, with one day a week learning in a classroom. The letter encouraged remote students to return to in-person learning ASAP, “even for the final weeks of this school year.”
The letter does note that plans could be adjusted “if community health conditions change dramatically.”
Other metro area school districts also moving back to all in-person learning in the Fall include Millard, Bellevue, Westside and Papillion-La Vista in eliminating remote learning for next school year.