JCPS releases new reopening plan

young students sitting at desks raise hands to teacher at front of classroom

Our decision to reopen our school buildings will be based on data, consultation with local health officials and a thorough review of the number of COVID-19 cases in our city.  A date has not been set at this time for students to return to in-person learning. 

After carefully reviewing updated guidance and direction from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department of Public Health, JCPS has developed a new plan to ensure all health and safety protocols are followed when it is safe to reopen our school buildings. To review our new district plan, please see A New Way Forward for updated information.  Our schools have also developed plans to show families what the In-Person Learning Option will be like on their campus.  The Return to School District Portal carefully details the safety measures that will be implemented in each school.   

This video further illustrates what a day will be like for students when our schools reopen.

The JCPS plan for returning to in-person instruction is guided by our commitment to the following principles:

  • Health and Safety
  • High-Quality Instruction
  • Flexibility
  • Equity
  • Accurate and Timely Communication
  • Community Trust 

It is our goal to provide the community a clear window into our planning process, to reveal the challenges and considerations being taken into account as we determine a new way forward, together. We will always remain true to our guiding principles throughout this process. 

If you have not made your selection about how you would like your child to continue learning when our buildings reopen, please complete this

 selection form to indicate your preference for the In-Person Learning Option or the Virtual Learning Option.