DMPS Preps for Students’ Return to the Classroom

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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.


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