Somerset Schools Set to Begin In-Person Classes Sept. 8

Sep 2, 2020

Meece Middle School teacher Bridgette Stringer welcomes her students to distance learning on Google Meet.
Credit Somerset Independent Schools

The Somerset Independent School District is moving forward with plans to begin in-person classes for K-12 students on Sept. 8. 

Somerset schools will operate on a “purple-gold model”, with students showing up on a rotating schedule for the in-person classes.

The Commonwealth Journal reports the “purple” group will include students whose family name begins with the letters A-J.  Students in that group will attend Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will be the first ones to start the in-person classes next Tuesday, because there are no classes on Monday, Sept. 7, which is Labor Day.

The “gold” group consists of students whose family name starts with K-Z. They will be in class on Mondays and Wednesdays.


All K-12 students will have distance learning on the days they don’t have in-person classes, and on Fridays.

Students still have the option to choose only virtual learning.

Gov. Andy Beshear has asked all Kentucky schools to hold off on in-person learning until Sept. 28, but about three dozen school systems have started—or plan to start—in-person classes before that date.