HOPEWELL, Va. -- Hopewell City Public School students will attend an entirely virtual semester for at least the first nine weeks of school.
Beginning on September 8, classes will be held online and students will work from home.
The decision for virtual classes was influenced by an increase in COVID-19 cases in Virginia in recent weeks.
"Our hope until this week had been to offer choice between a fully virtual model and 2 days per week of face to face instruction. Unfortunately, due to a number of factors, offering in person instruction has become unrealistic at this time," Superintendent Dr. Melody Hackney said.
A Facebook Live panel discussion will take place on Thursday evening from 6-8pm. The panel will share preliminary planning for reopening and offer more detailed information for parents and students.