USD 470, Arkansas City schools said Tuesday that pre-kindergarten through 5th grades would return to the hybrid model on January 18th. The school board approving the decision this week. The hybrid plan calls for half of students to be in the classroom on Mondays and Tuesdays, while the rest of the students would go to school on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays would be reserved for remote learning for all students. Superintendent Ron Ballard said middle and high school students will remain under full virtual learning, for the time being.