St. Johns County schools ready for back to school

St. Johns County schools ready for back to school
Teachers in St. Johns County prepare for first day of school on Monday

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — 75% of St. Johns County will be in person. Families had three different options: Brick and mortar, distanced learning online, and St. Johns virtual school which is a semester commitment.

Masks will be required and if students don’t follow the mandate, they will be forced to learn virtually-The superintendent says they were watching as schools opened up this past week and says he feels ready since they delayed opening by three weeks.

Duval County is still missing about 6,000 students for in-person and virtual learning. St. Johns Superintendent Tim Forson says they will also have to re-engage some families.

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St. Johns County has at least one nurse in every school and sometimes more than one in the larger schools. The superintendent said that will make responding to positive cases easier.

Today, August 28, the district hosted a virtual open house which gave them a practice round for virtual learning.