Bison ReEntry-High Point Central

February/March 2021

Bison Student ReEntry FAQ

Bison ReEntry 2nd Semester 2021

GCS approved a plan to allow high school students to return to in-person instruction in the coming weeks, if they choose to do so. Under this plan, 9th graders will return the week of February 22. 10th and 12th graders will return the week of March 1, and 11th graders will return the week of March 8.


Students that choose to return will be assigned to an Cohort A or Cohort B. Cohort A students will attend classes in person on Monday and Tuesday, and receive virtual instruction Wednesday through Friday. Cohort B students will receive virtual instruction Monday through Wednesday, and will attend in person at school on Thursday and Friday.


The District Plan for Scheduling includes students transitioning and attending all 4 classes throughout the school day, transitioning to classes following their assigned schedule.


High Point Central Schedule (A/B Cohort)


9:35-9:50-Screening

9:55-10:20 Breakfast in the classroom

10:20-11:40 1st Block

11:50 -1:05 2nd Block

1:05-1:30 Lunch in the classroom during 2nd block

1:40 -2:55 3rd Block

3:05 -4:20 4th Block

4:20-4:30 Dismissal


*Remote Learning will take place during regular class time and students should report on time to LIVE INSTRUCTION.


It is important that families read and understand the content of the guide in order to be familiar with some of the procedures that will change slightly in order to keep everyone in our school community healthy and safe.


We are excited to see all our students in-person again; however, students, parents, and families must all take the necessary precautions to keep the High Point Central community safe.


It is important that all students and families review this document and understand both the expectations of the students and of the parents in order to be able mitigate transmission and continue to provide safe and responsible in-person learning. It is going to take our entire High Point Central family to work collaboratively together in order to safely reopen school.


If you have any questions to concerns please contact your grade level administrator.


Administrators


9th Grade – Marshal Glenn – glennm@gcsnc.com


10th Grade– Cheryl Robinson – robinsc@gcsnc.com


11th Grade– Chris Hagerman – hagermc@gcsnc.com


12th Grade– Chaundra Norman Rogers- normanc@gcsnc.com



Students returning to campus, will consist of 2 Tentative Groups - some changes have been made to accommodate specific classes.

Cohort A - Students last name A-K (9-12)

Cohort B - Students last name L-Z (9-12)


This does not include our current Adaptive Curriculum and OCS students who will attend school Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri.


School Day 9:55am - 4:20pm


Schedule:

Monday - Cohort A

Tuesday - Cohort A

Wednesday - Remote Learning (Live Instruction)

Thursday - Cohort B

Friday - Cohort B


Please note that due to class size protocols we may have to relocate classes to accommodate the number of students in those classes.


Students will follow their regular schedule of 4 Blocks. We will be providing breakfast and lunch to students which will be in the classrooms for the foreseeable future - unfortunately, seniors will not be able to leave campus for lunch.


While on campus, the students will be required to wear a mask (provided if needed) and maintain social distancing. We will also check all students in upon arrival to Tower 2, Tower 4, Tomlinson or the Gym depending on the location of their 1st block class by taking their temperature and completing the Student Attestation Form. School personnel will be utilized for screening of students upon entry into the building before reporting to their 1st Block class.



Hand Sanitizing Stations throughout the School (Hands)


Masks Worn Throughout Campus (Face)


Social Distancing (Space)


Parent Responsibilities

It is important that if you student begins to show signs and/or symptoms of COVID, that you keep your student home from school. It is our recommendation that you immediately consult your primary health care provider in order to determine the steps to keep your student and family safe.

Also, should your student receive a positive test it is your responsibility to notify the school immediately so the appropriate steps can be taken to mitigate the transmission of the virus to others. The school will be working closely with the school nurse and the Guilford County Health Department to determine the steps that need to be taken in order to prevent transmission of the virus.

It is also expected that all parents will comply with the health department’s guidance when notified to either isolate and/or quarantine your student who has either tested positive or was directly exposed to someone who has tested positive.


ReEntry Parent Information Meetings

10th Grade - http://bit.ly/3dEdGhE (February 23 @ 6pm)

12th Grade- http://bit.ly/3kpzgrL (February 24 @ 6pm)

11th Grade - http://bit.ly/3smvEJt (March 2 @ 6pm)

Remote Learning

If you have changed your mind about whether or not returning to school in person is right for you, we need your help. If you want your student to continue learning at home it is important to visit our website and log into https://gcsnc.schoolmint.net/welcomeback roll in the GCS eLearning Academy at your High School. If you are one of our families who did this in the fall, you will get a text message and/or email message from SchoolMint to let us know if you wish to return to school in person or continue remote learning at home. If you didn’t log into SchoolMint for this in the fall and still want to return to school in person in January, there is nothing you need to do except stay tuned for more information about our plans to return safely.

Arrival to School

The arrival and student drop-off process will be different in order to conduct the temperature checks and screening questions to each student. Most high school students will be able to answer the screening questions for themselves; however, for some it might be either less stressful or appropriate for the parent to use the Attestation Form. Currently, the form will be located on the school website and needs to be turned in each day upon entry at school. The district is working on having an app available to complete the Attestation Form, and we will communicate when that app is available for parents and/or students.

http://bit.ly/HPCBison21

Car Drivers/Riders Arrival

In the past we have allowed early drop-off to help parents headed to work and allow our car rider line to move as efficiently as possible. The student has either waited outside on the sidewalk or in the cafeteria; however, at this time we will no longer allow students to be dropped off before 9:20am.


The student will first be greeted at the designated area Tower 2, Tower 4, Tomlinson or the Gym and their temperature will be taken. If the temperature is lower than 100.4 degrees, the screener will proceed to ask the following screening questions. Students and/or parent/guardian must answer the Covid 19 Attestation questions.


If a student’s temperature is greater than 100.4 degrees, you will be directed to either pull as far forward as possible or into one of the parking spaces and someone will recheck the temperature after 5 minutes. A student who has a temperature of above 100.4 degrees will not be permitted to enter the building.


If a student can answer, no, to all the screening questions and has a temperature under 100.4 degrees they will enter the building. Students will enter the building and proceed directly to the classroom they are assigned for 1st Block.

Parking

Students (Juniors/Seniors) purchased parking spaces in January. Spots are still available for both lots. Please contact Ms. Hughes (336-819-2825) to purchase a parking pass. The cost is $50.


Senior Lot - Enter off of Ferndale Blvd./Some spots are located at the top of the Junior Lot off of Chestnut St.

Junior Lot - Enter off of Chestnut St.

Bus Rider Arrival

Upon boarding the bus at the bus stop each student will need to present the driver with the Attestation Form which is completed by the parent for that day. https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/CgJmgAEi?f=CgJmgAEi


Buses will be unloaded by an adult at school in order to conduct the temperature check and screening process. High school students are permitted to answer the screening questions; however, a parent may choose to complete the Attestation Form for their student, so they do not have to answer the screening questions for themselves if that is the more appropriate for your student.

Students will be required to stay in their seat until directed by the driver to get up and exit the bus. The bus will be boarded from back to front and students will then exit from front to back. Any student who does not comply with the procedures for the health and safety of others will require an immediate parent conference, and an alternative method of transportation may be required or your student will not be permitted to come to school on their cohort days for a certain length of time.


As students are directed to unload the bus from front to back, each student will have their temperature taken by an adult. If the temperature is lower than 100.4 degrees, the screener will proceed to ask the student the Covid19 screening questions.


If a student’s temperature is greater than 100.4 degrees, the student will be directed to wait for five minutes along the sidewalk and the screener will recheck the temperature after 5 minutes. A bus rider student who has a temperature of above 100.4 degrees or greater will be directed to the isolation room and parent/guardian will be contact immediately to pick up the student.

If a student can answer, no, to all the screening questions they will enter the building at Tower 2, Tower 4, Tomlinson or the Gym. Students will proceed directly to their 1st Block classroom.

Walkers

Students are permitted to walk to school. Students are encouraged to continue to maintain 6 ft of social distancing and wear an appropriate cloth face covering while walking with others that are not apart of their immediate family.

All walkers should enter High Point Central at the front entrance (Tower 2), Tower 4, Tomlinson or the Gym. Students will wait 6 feet apart, and must answer the Covid 19 questions on the attestation form.

If a student’s temperature is greater than 100.4 degrees, the student will be directed to wait for five minutes along the sidewalk and the screener will recheck the temperature after 5 minutes. A student who has a temperature of above 100.4 degrees or greater will be directed to the isolation room and parent/guardian will be contact immediately to pick up the student.

If a student can answer no to all the screening questions they will enter the building. Students will proceed directly to their 1st Block classroom.

Bison ReEntry Miscellaneous Information

Attendance Policies

Please review the Attendance Policies for Face to Face Instruction and Remote(elearning) Learning. The links are listed below.


Face to Face Instruction:

HPC Face to Face Instruction Attendance Policy Spring 2021.docx


Remote(elearning) Learning:

HPC Remote Instruction Attendance Policy Spring 2021.docx

Covid 19 Symptoms

A student who is displaying Covid19 symptoms and or has a temperature of above 100.4 degrees or greater will be directed to the isolation room and parent/guardian will be contacted immediately to pick up the student.

Student Devices

The district is in the process of receiving the shipment of student devices for 4th through 12th grade students; however, schools may not receive those devices prior to the return of In-Person learning. We will communicate the process and procedures, should the school move forward with having students bring a device from home to help with their schoolwork during In-Person learning. Charging stations will be available in each classroom. Students need to bring , ear buds or Air Pods, etc. each day to use during class.


Teachers will continue to utilize Canvas as much as possible even with the return of In-Person learning. It will be important for students to bring with them a device that enables them to access Canvas, Microsoft Teams, and the other applications and platforms that we are using when we return to school. It is important that these devices are charged prior to coming to school.

Water Bottles

Water fountains will be covered and unavailable for students or staff to use in accordance with the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit. Students are permitted to bring a water bottle from home and the school will have bottle water filling stations in each building available for students and staff.


The drinking of water will be permitted in classrooms and hallways.

Visitors

Visitation is prohibited at this time. Please call the school for assistance(336-819-2825).

Large Gatherings-Assemblies, Concerts, Awards

The Public Health School Toolkit also states schools are required to discontinue in-person activities that involve bringing together large groups of people or activities that do not allow for social distancing. Therefore, we will suspend all in-person assemblies, concerts, award ceremonies until new guidance is received that it is appropriate to do so.

High Point Central will make every effort to find opportunities for our students to showcase their achievements and progress in our performing arts programs without having large, in-person assemblies.

Dismissal from School

In an effort to maintain social distancing, students will have staggered dismissal at the end of the school day by building. Students are to immediately report to their designated form of transportation or after school activity.

Students riding the school buses will board back to front and remain seated throughout their ride home. Car Riders/Drivers are to leave campus immediately from their location.