McAdory High School
Traditional/Remote Information September 28, 2020
Students choosing the traditional model will return to campus with increased health and safety measures in order to combat the effects of COVID-19 in our school. District leadership has engaged in meaningful conversations with health authorities to create a reopening plan with safety and health at the forefront.
A-L last names attend: Monday and Tuesday, Oct 5 & 6 and Oct 12 & 13
M-Z last names attend: Thursday and Friday, Oct 8 & 9 and Oct 15 & 16
Students will log in remotely as usual when not on campus during these two weeks.
Five day week begins October 19th.
Remote Students will continue attending class from home but will follow our normal daily schedule listed below. We will no longer be following the "All Remote" schedule.
Students must bring school-issued devices and adapters (chromebook, laptops, etc.) to school each day. Students without a school-issued device can bring their personal device (chromebook, laptops, etc.) to school.
Chromebooks, laptops, etc. should be fully charged before coming to school.
Parents are encouraged to purchase headphones for students’ use.
Multi-Synchronous Instructional Model
Remote students must be present for the teacher led portion of the lesson that will not exceed 45 minutes per class. If at all possible student cameras should be on, and the student should respond and participate in the class. The teacher will be present to assist students for the remaining 30 minutes of class, but remote students do not have to stay logged in if help is not needed.
1st Period: 7:55-9:10
2nd Period: 9:16-10:05
3rd Period: 10:11-11:25
4th Period: 11:31-1:35
- 1st Lunch: 11:35-12:05
- 2nd Lunch: 12:05-12:35
- 3rd Lunch: 12:35-1:05
- 4th Lunch: 1:05-1:35
5th Period: 1:41-3:05
Each teacher will let Remote Students know what time the teacher-led portion of the class will start. This will BE posted on their Schoology Class Homepage and will be communicated before the Traditional/Remote Learning begins on October 5.
Backpacks and Lockers
Students are encouraged to bring bottled water to school to reduce COVID exposure from water fountains. Water fountains will not be utilized.
Cloth face coverings will be required based upon CDC guidelines and guidance from JEFCOED. Social distancing is not always possible in school settings; therefore, masks are vital to the safe reopening of schools.
- Face masks must comply with JEFCOED’s dress code policy.
- Face shields are permitted but must have a mask worn underneath.
Limited Access to Visitors and Volunteers
Hand sanitation stations are located throughout the building to encourage proper hygiene practices.
Backpack Disinfectant Spray
Hallways, restrooms and stairwells will be sprayed with a CDC approved disinfectant. This will take place when students are not present in these areas.
Seating arrangements will be established and routines put into place to ensure that desks are properly sanitized between classes. Students are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizing gel.
Student desks will be appropriately spaced apart when possible. Students’ seats will be arranged in a traditional model. Administrators will view and approve classroom designs prior to the start of the school.
Common Area Modifications
Students will be monitored in all common area locations to encourage social distancing practices. Elective classes such as physical education, art, and music will adhere to social distancing while limiting collaborative activity and shared resources.
For the safety of staff and students on campus large gatherings will not be permitted until further notice.
Bus Rider and Car Rider Info
- It is important that you take your student's temperature each day before allowing entry on the bus. Distancing on the bus will be one of the most challenging environments, so it is vitally important that we do not have students on the bus who are ill.
- Students will be assigned seats on the bus, it is very important that students adhere to this seating chart.
Car Rider/Student Driver
- It is important that you take your child's temperature each day before dropping off at school to prevent transmission of illness.
- Car riders will be released to the pick up area as in the past, but social distancing must be maintained.
- Drivers should report directly to their cars in the afternoon and immediately leave campus.
Procedures for Positive Covid Cases or Exposures
- Student will be immediately referred to the school nurse. The nurse will follow the Alabama Department of Public Health Toolkit guidelines to determine the next steps.
- Any sick student/staff is advised to see their healthcare provider to determine if student/staff has COVID-19 or other non-communicable disease. This information will be communicated to the school admin/school nurse.
- School will communicate with parents/staff if their student has been exposed to a positive case.
- School will communicate with parents if quarantining is necessary based on toolkit guidelines.
Seating charts for classrooms and buses will be used to aid in determining direct contacts of a positive case or person with major symptoms. Please have a conversation with your student that emphasizes the importance of staying in the assigned location in the classroom, bus or hallway. Students must adhere to the seating charts at all times.