LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) prepares to welcome students back for in-person classes, the district launched a new website to answer families' questions. The New Way Forward website includes information on everything from riding the school bus to classroom set-ups or what happens when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19.

What You Need To Know

  • JCPS launches website to help families prepare for return to in-person classes

  • Website includes information on riding the school bus, classroom set-ups, more

  • Website also provides information about the Virtual Academy

  • First JCPS students will return in-person later this month

“We know parents and families have many questions about sending their child back to school,” said JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio. “This website will be a one-stop shop for them to find answers to many of those questions about how our schools will be operating beginning March 17.”

Also included on the website is information about the Virtual Academy for students choosing to continue online learning. There are also some more familiar tips, like getting a child ready to wake up earlier and finding a student's bus number.

JCPS elementary students and staff will return to school buildings on a staggered schedule starting March 17, followed by middle and high school students who will begin in-person classes on April 5.