J.C. Montgomery Reopening Plan
2020-21 School Year
J.C. Montgomery will prioritize the safety of staff and students by aligning the three potential instructional models listed below with guidelines/requirements from the California Department of Education, Kings County Office of Education, and the Kings County Department of Public Health. We are confident that the J.C. Montgomery COVID-19 Prevention Plan (see link above) will allow students to receive rigorous and engaging instruction in a safe learning environment. The students at J.C. Montgomery school represents a unique student population in that the school is housed in the facility in which they reside. Both the J.C. Montgomery COVID-19 Prevention Plan and the J. C. Montgomery Reopening Plan have been designed through coordinated efforts between site staff, Kings County Office of Education staff, the Kings County Probation Department, and the Kings County Department of Public Health in order to meet these unique needs. This plan remains a working document, which is subject to change based on health updates and updated guidelines/requirements from the California Department of Education.
There are three possible instructional models that J.C. Montgomery may follow this school year. These models are flexible in that the instructional model being used within a time frame will be subject to change based on current site safety conditions/needs.
In Person Model - Students will receive traditional instruction directly from teachers in a classroom setting.
Hybrid Model - Students will receive either in person or distance learning based on cohort need/guidance from the Kings County Department of Public Health. This model will be put into use if there is a need to quarantine a portion of the school population but not the entire population.
- Distance Learning Model - Students will receive both synchronous (instruction at the same time and pace) and asynchronous (instruction at student pace) instruction via technology. Students will continue to be provided with distance learning in their assigned cohort classroom. Staff will provide instruction from an off-site location. This model will be used if in person instruction is no longer viable on the school campus based on health updates and/or updated guidelines/requirements from the California Department of Education.
If JCM moves to a distance learning model...
Distance learning will take place using a block schedule (see schedule below).
Students will be expected to access Google classroom during core class periods and their assigned credit recovery program during the final period of each school day.
Attendance will be taken each class period.
All coursework counts towards grading (including credit completion/meeting graduation requirements).
Teachers will log weekly engagement based on student work submission and/or interaction during face-to-face learning opportunities.
Special education students will have access to RSP teacher support via Google Meet, in person sessions, or a combination of the two based on their IEP plan.
Wednesdays will be asynchronous, project-based learning sessions. Teachers will provide virtual one-on-one support to students who require additional time/support in core instruction during these learning sessions.
JCM will follow the criteria below, which was set by the California Department of Education.