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Greenfield-Central preparing to open schools

Greenfield-Central Schools officials have recently announced the district’s plans for re-entry into schools on July 30 for full-time instruction.


Families opting for a traditional setting will send their students five days a week, regardless of grade.

In addition to school in a traditional setting, the district will also offer a virtual program option. The program will feature five hours of instruction a day for students in grades K-6 and six hours for students in grades 7-12. The district does warn that some classes will not be available virtually.

Students and families who decide on the virtual program option will commit for a semester.

All staff will do a required self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms, while it is recommended for students.

Should the school district have a positive case, the school corporation will consult with the department of health, rooms in which a positive case occurred will be closed immediately for an extensive cleaning and a school may be closed if close contacts cannot be identified.

More information regarding Health and Safety can be found on our school website at

Furthermore, the entire day will have a different look to it as students and staff will be expected to have a mask with them at all times. When social distancing is not possible, masks will be required to be worn. There will be an emphasis on extra hand washing and hand sanitizer will be readily available. In addition, all schools will be professionally cleaned nightly and buses will be cleaned between morning and afternoon routes. Meals will be served in the cafeteria and consumed in alternative locations. Visitors to the building will be restricted.