LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A portion of students at SLAM, a public charter school based in Henderson, will go back to the classroom starting October.
SLAM, which stands for Sports Leadership and Management, will welcome about 25 percent of their students back for hybrid learning on October 12.
6th and 12th grade students will go to school two days a week and they’ll take part in distance learning the other three days.
Dan Triana, Principal of Slam, says they plan to have temperature checks, one-way hallways, and they’ll move to a block schedule. Administrators plan to nix any opportunity for large gatherings. Students will eat breakfast in their first period class and have lunch in their fourth period class rather than sitting in the lunchroom.
Triana says they’re basing their hybrid model off of their sister schools in Florida.
“We’ll have about 200 kids in the building, our enrollment is about 1,100. The test run will be with our 6th and 12th graders through the rest of the semester. If things go well, we intend to have that open invitation for all grade levels 6-12 at a 50 percent hybrid in January,” Triana said.
Students who want to stick with distance learning will be allowed to do so.
If anyone attending school tests positive for COVID-19, Triana says they plan to immediately contact the health district and follow protocols.
The school will host a virtual information session for parents on Wednesday at 12 p.m.