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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Rockwood School District is working on a plan to bring K-2 students back to in-person learning. Superintendent Mark Miles said he’d like to get the younger students back in class in September but no official date has been decided.

Miles says work is already underway for the return to class for the K-2 students.

Student and staff will be required to wear masks. The district will also have other mitigation strategies in place like social distancing and good hand hygiene.

The superintendent says after the successful transition of those students, he would consider a phase-in for students in grades three through five.

Miles explained younger students don’t have to change classes as often as the older students, making it easier to bring them back to in-person learning first.

Rockwood School District would continue offering an online learning options for families who would prefer their children still learn at home.

The district says it has collaborated with superintendents, medical professionals, and health care professionals to assess COVID metrics and determine when it is safe to return to school.

The Rockwood School District Superintendent said he was hopeful the transition could start as early as September but said there is still a lot of work that needs to be accomplished.