The Lauderdale County School District discussed reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year during a special called meeting Tuesday evening.
Schools were closed in March as the COVID-19 pandemic spread.
Superintendent John-Mark Cain said the plan is to offer a traditional year with 50 percent of the students attending the first few days of the new year.
Aug. 5 will be the first day for students with last names beginning with A-K; while Aug. 6 will be the first day for students with last names beginning with L-Z.
Aug. 7 is a professional development day for teachers and students will not attend school that day.
Students with last names beginning with A-K will attend on Aug. 10 while students with last names beginning with L-Z will attend on Aug. 11.
All students return on Aug. 12 and 13. Aug. 14 will be a virtual learning day.
After Aug. 14, students and staff will follow a traditional schedule, with students attending classes five days a week, Cain said.
Options will be provided for parents who want an alternative format, he said.
Cain said the final reopening plan will be released on Friday, July 10.