Zachary schools plans to have all students in five days a week in-person instruction starting Sept. 21.
Superintendent Scott Devillier made the announcement Thursday afternoon, hours after Gov. John Bel Edwards said he plans to let the state move to Phase 3 coronavirus restriction.
For Zachary that means that Zachary middle and high school students will shift on Sept. 21 from partial in-person to full-time in-person instruction. In so doing, they will join elementary students who started in person last week.
Devillier said the school needs a week to get ready for the shift.
"This will allow time to make any adjustments necessary to ensure a smooth transition," Devillier said.
Devillier said he will release more details next week.
Nearly half the district’s 5,600 students are pursuing a 100% online curriculum and they can stay that way.
"Students who are 100% virtual will remain 100% virtual, with the option of returning the second semester," Devillier said.