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JMCSS plans for students to return on August 24th

Jackson, TN - Hallways in schools across the district will soon be filled with students as the Jackson-Madison County School System set the reopen date for august 24th.

August 10th is the return date for teachers and two weeks later on august 24th is when students will return.

But parents have three options traditional classroom setting, virtual learning for the first 9 weeks then returning to the classroom, and cyber school where students will be fully online for the entire year.

One parent says this is the option she is taking.

“I am going to do the online, because I have 4 kids. So, that being said, me having four kids online would be the best thing", says mother of four DeCarolyn Dotson.

Dotson has 4 children ranging from elementary school to high school.

Being a cancer survivor, one of her concerns is her children contracting the virus at school and bringing it home to her.

"I wouldn’t want my kids to go out and I ain’t you know, or bring anything back to me, because my immune system", Dotson adds.

For parents opting for the in-person option officials say sanitation will be a top priority and masks in the buildings will not be mandated but highly recommended.

“We also know there are many reasons that some people can make that choice of wearing a mask or not. But we are highly it for the safety of everyone", says coordinated school health administrator, Annette Wilson.

Now, district officials say they are excited to see students come back to school in the safest way possible. Imani Williams, for 39 News, in Jackson.

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