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Prince William Schools to Bring Back Kindergarten, Pre-K Students Next Month

Families can choose to stay fully virtual

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Prince William County Public Schools committed to a plan to get younger students back in the classroom next month.

Some students will begin in-person school during the second quarter under a plan Superintendent Steve Walts reaffirmed at Wednesday’s board meeting.

The county will use a 50-50 hybrid model option that will begin with pre-K through third graders.

Pre-K and kindergarten will start on Nov. 10, then older students would begin phasing in over the next couple of months.

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While the plan laid out the timeline for students in  pre-K through fifth grade to return to the classroom, the superintendent did not give an estimate on offering a hybrid option for older elementary, middle or high school students.

Transportation will be provided to students, Walts said. Parents can expect details closer to students’ start date.

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