DES MOINES, Iowa — After several months away from their classrooms, some Des Moines elementary students will start in-person learning on Monday.
Des Moines Public Schools said about 40% of its elementary families opted for the modified in-person learning option.
The district will split students into two groups. Some will learn in-person Monday and Tuesday and others will go back to the classroom on Thursday and Friday. Both groups will alternate on Wednesdays.
That means about 44% of students will go back to school on Monday, Oct. 19.
The school district said class sizes will be about 11 to 13 students. All will wear a mask and most meals will eaten at their desks.
School officials expect there to be a learning curve and they are asking parents to be patient.