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Ontario school district moves to four-day week

Students at the Ontario School District will move to ay four-day instructional week beginning Nov. 19 (The Enterprise/Les Zaitz)

ONTARIO – On Nov. 19, the first Friday of the second trimester, Ontario School District students will have their first “Asynch Friday” as the district moves to only four days of traditional instruction per week.

The term “Asynch Friday” references the concept of asynchronous learning, which involves virtual lessons that students complete at their own pace.

Students will not be expected to come to school for Asynch Fridays, though district officials said that those families who need their students to be in person because school provides a form of child care will be given options by the district.

“We are still planning what Fridays will look like and are still problem-solving how we will . . .