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2020-2021 Reopening Plan

The Reading Board of Education met on July 29, 2020, and approved the 2020-2021 Reopening Plan Parents will have the following options:
Option 1: Remote Learning 
Students will participate in remote learning daily with online support from RCCSD staff. 
Option 2: Blended Learning 
Students attend a combination of in-person classes and remote learning. Students/Families will be given an option to request a morning or afternoon on-campus schedule with remote learning the remainder of the school day.
Daily In-Person Schedule

AM Session:

8:20-11:20 (Doors open at 8:05 a.m.)


PM Session:

12:30-3:30 (Doors will be open at 12:15 p.m.)

Go to the link below to view the detailed plan.


Reading School District's Technology Department will be distributing Chromebooks to our remote learners who do not already have a device. See the dates and times below.


Device Pick Up Dates
Thursday,  August 27
Reading High School (front circle)
10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. 


Friday, August 28
Reading High School (vestibule)
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.



On August 4 and 6,  Reading High School, Middle School, and Elementary School hosted virtual meetings to share their reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year.


Watch recordings of our YouTube Live back-to-school sessions:


What will a typical day look like for our Reading students? Click on the links below.
  • August 31 - First day of school for students in grades 6-12
  • September 1 - Students in grades 1-5
  • September 2 - Students in grades PK-KDG
Video Updates
New Health and Safety Protocols
TRAFFIC FLOW- Reading Elementary
Traffic Flow - Reading High School/Reading Middle School

Reading Community City School District will be providing breakfast and lunch packs for all students, both remote and AM/PM learners. All meals will be “grab and go” and consumed away from school. Menus for the month will be posted on our Food Service Department page.


AM Session

At meal pick up, AM students will bring home lunch for the day and breakfast food for the following day. Both hot and cold meal selections will be offered. Two sets of meals will be provided on Tuesdays.


PM Session

Our PM learners will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for the following day. All PM meals will be cold and must be refrigerated as soon as possible. Two sets of meals will be provided on Tuesdays.


Remote Learners

Packs of five breakfasts and five lunches for remote learners will be distributed each Wednesday at Reading High School’s front circle parking lot from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students who are free/reduced lunch eligible will be provided lunches based on their eligibility.


Students who are not free/reduced lunch will be able to pick up a meal pack for a fee (charged to the student’s lunch balances). Cost for paying students (remote learners): Elementary meals-$17.25 and RMS and RHS-$18.50 (5 breakfast and 5 lunches). Go to EZPay to add money to your lunch account.


Please fill out the form below by Monday, August 31, if you would like your student to receive the remote breakfast-lunch packs. If you have multiple children, please fill out a separate form for each child. This request form is for Remote Learners only. First meal pick up for Remote Learners is Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Remote-Learner Meal Request Form


Lunch ID Card

  • ALL students will use an ID card at point of service to pull up each lunch account. Cards will be distributed the first week of school.
  • Students can pay with cash, check or through EZPay
  • Menus for the month will be posted under the Food Service Department at


Free and Reduced Lunch

Students who are free/reduced lunch eligible will be provided lunches based on their eligibility.

Please fill out a 2020-2021 free and reduced form if you have not received a direct certification approval letter.


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