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Return to School Survey
At their meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020, the Rockingham County School Board approved the Transition Plan for Reopening Schools presented by Superintendent, Dr. Oskar Scheikl. The presentation included information about the process for developing the plan, instructional options, and mitigation strategies. The plan can be viewed here. As part of the plan, students have the option to choose either a blended model (2 days at school/3 days of distance learning per week) or to take classes in a fully online environment (5 days at home). Below is a short survey that needs to be submitted for EACH school aged child. Please take a few minutes to review the information below describing the two options and respond to the survey by Sunday, July 19, 2020.
RCPS Intructional Options for Fall 2020
Students will receive feedback, including grades on work completed.
Taught by licensed RCPS teachers.
New material will be covered.
Option 1 - Blended Instruction
Students in grades 2 -12 will attend school 2 full days per week
Last name starts with A-K - Monday and Thursday
Last name starts with L-Z - Tuesday and Friday
Students in PreK, kindergarten, and first grade will attend school four full-days each week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
On Wednesday, students will not attend school. This day is dedicated for additional cleaning of the school building as well as teacher planning, collaboration, professional learning, and remediation/outreach with students.
Teachers will provide students with three days of virtual school work when they are not scheduled to attend classes.
The two days of in-school instruction will include traditional learning experiences such as direct, teacher-led instruction, hands-on activities and student projects. Students will participate in both core and elective (specials) classes such as art, music, PE, etc.
The “Virtual Days” will include skills practice, reinforcement of concepts, extension and remediation activities.
Mitigation Strategies When Students Are In School
Desks will be 6 ft apart
Face coverings mandatory when the student is not at their desk in grades 6-12
Elementary students as appropriate and feasible
Face coverings mandatory for staff within 6 ft of staff or student
Regular breaks for hand washing
Daily cleaning and disinfecting of school building and buses
Required mask and extended spacing on school buses
Option 2 - RCPS Home Learning Academy
For families that are uncomfortable sending their child to school, we will offer the “RCPS Home Learning Academy”. Students who select this option will not be required to attend school for any of the designated days. Details of this plan include:
A licensed RCPS teacher will be assigned to offer instruction to these students. For secondary students, grades 6-12, this instruction will be through online programs including Schoology, Edgenuity, and Virtual Virginia. With these programs, students work independently on assignments assigned by the teacher. There are some options for students to self-pace as they progress through the content.
The teacher will check-in with students frequently. This will occur through the learning platform, email, and virtual meetings using the Zoom program. Students will be enrolled in three or four courses for the semester depending on their academic plan.
The elementary program will also have a licensed RCPS teacher to instruct students. This teacher will only be teaching students in the “RCPS Home Learning Academy” so they can focus solely on this mode of instruction. The teacher will have virtual class meetings with groups of students daily.
Elementary students will also be expected to do additional assignments outside of the daily Zoom session in order to practice and reinforce concepts.
Students in grades 6-12 who enroll in this program MUST commit to this option for the entire first semester.
For both secondary and elementary students, the “RCPS Home Learning Academy” will require a high-speed internet connection. If you are interested in this option but do not have the internet, you should contact your child’s school.
RCPS will provide a digital device for the students and other instructional resources as needed, such as textbooks, workbooks, manipulatives, and online programs for independent practice.
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