LIBBY — Like most school districts in Montana, Libby schools approved online learning for the remainder of the school year.
But starting Monday, scheduled learning appointments allow teachers to meet with students in-person, in small groups.
Monday through Wednesday’s, parents can sign students up for extended learning appointments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Up to four students can meet a teacher in a specific classroom for up to 25 minutes.
Each teacher and student have to oblige by certain safety guidelines and rooms will be fully sanitized in-between each set of students.
Libby High School Principal Ruth Rogers said the school district sought guidance from the Lincoln County Health Department before moving forward. She said the in-person appointments gives staff and students valuable specialized instruction in a safe manner.
“Students are still missing that one-one-one instruction even though we have put in videos, we’ve done the best that we can do, but that one-on-one contact with them is still very important to us in education,” said Rogers.
As of now, Libby’s graduation ceremony remains as planned at Logger Stadium, May 30. Rogers said graduates will be socially distanced on the track, and families will be limited to groups of four with social distancing measures in place.
A free live stream graduation feed will also be available online.