THE LATEST (November 16, 2020) 

Important information regarding instruction, student meals and school and administrative office hours for the week following Thanksgiving Break, Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4. 


Information regarding instruction: Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4, Hampton City Schools will temporarily move to a fully virtual learning model for all in-person learners during this week. In addition, beginning Friday, December 4, our current Friday remediation days for grades 1-5 will become required instructional days for all grade 1-5 students. First through fifth grade students will work with their teacher each Friday for a minimum of two hours to a maximum of three hours. Schools will provide their families updated schedules no later than Friday, November 20.


The return of our PreK, kindergarten, and select PreK-12 students with disabilities on November 4 has gone very well. However, with the return of college students to our area and the increase of families traveling as well as gathering around the Thanksgiving holiday, we are taking an additional proactive measure. HCS will temporarily move to an all-virtual learning model for all of our students the week following Thanksgiving (November 30-December 4), in order to continue to maintain our safe and healthy learning environments.


During this week, all students will follow their current schedules, just virtually. Our PreK, kindergarten, and select PreK-12 students with disabilities served in a self-contained environment will receive communication from their teacher in regard to their specific schedule. All students receiving instruction 100% virtually will continue with their regular schedules for the week of November 30 through December 4, to include Friday, December 4 being a required instructional day for all grade 1-5 students.


Information regarding student meals: Our alternative meal sites (daily meal pick-up sites and 5-day meal pick-up sites) will maintain their regular schedule for the week. 


Information regarding school and administrative office hours: 

Where possible, employees will work from home from November 30 through December 4. Schools and offices will be open to the general public by appointment only. 


Please note that this schedule will also be utilized the week following Winter Break (January 4-8). As always, we will keep you informed if there is a need for adjustments.

 

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to returning to our modified in-person learning model for our PreK, kindergarten, and select PreK-12 students with disabilities on Monday, December 7.



While our safety and health mitigation protocols and expectations are in place, the student groups Hampton City Schools will be welcoming back on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, have changed. Next week we will welcome back only our PreK and kindergarten students, as well as select PreK-12 students with disabilities who are served in a self-contained setting. 


This sudden change is due to the division receiving a significant increase of approved job accommodations based on medical documentation from our instructional staff in the last 24 hours. Due to these requests, which were not indicated on the staff survey provided to all staff at the end of September, this will not allow our staffing capacity to meet our families’ preferences to return to in-person learning for grades 1-3, Grade 6, and our English Language Learners at this time. 


With this being the case, students in grades 1-8 will continue their virtual learning Zoom schedules they have been participating in for the first nine weeks with the teacher they were assigned at the beginning of the school year. High school students will continue to follow their current virtual schedule as well. We are still providing our PreK-8 grade teachers a teacher workday on Monday, November 2, 2020, and Tuesday, November 3, is still a teacher conference day. 


Further communication will be provided to families once dates are determined for grades 1-3 and Grade 6, as well as PreK-12 English Language Learners to transition to a modified in-person learning schedule. 


We know this is a disruption to our families, as many have made plans for their children to return to our school buildings next week. We sincerely apologize for the change at this time. While other mitigation strategies are in place, unfortunately given this recent development, we are not able to meet the staffing capacity needed to welcome all of our Phase 2, Stage 1 learners back on November 4.


We thank you for your patience and continued support. We look forward to welcoming our PreK and kindergarten students as well as select PreK-12 students with disabilities who are served in a self-contained setting next week. As always, please know that the safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our priority.

The October 21, 2020, School Board meeting took place virtually via Zoom and was broadcasted live on Cox Cable Channel 46 and Verizon FiOS Channel 20 as well as streamed live on the division’s website.

Superintendent Jeffery Smith and staff gave a modified in-person return-to-learning update. Specifically, the following areas were presented and discussed:

  • Considerations for a modified return to in-person learning include but are not limited to:

    • Percentage (51%) of our families surveyed desire to return to in-person learning

    • Importance of early reading and literacy development

    • Successful transitions to new schools

    • Operational capacity exists

    • CDC Indicators

  • Critical steps taken in preparation for modified in-person learning

    • The development of necessary protocols

    • Purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Enhancements to the Return-to-School Plan

    • Electrostatic sprayers for school hallways

    • Individual air purifiers for each classroom

    • HCS COVID Student/Parent/Guardian Expectations Agreement

    • HCS COVID Staff Expectations Agreement

    • Webcams and high-fidelity headsets to support Phase 2 high school instructional model

  • Professional Development

    • Staff webinars

    • Room and technology configurations logistics videos/presentations

    • Planned content specific training for high school teaches on November 6

    • Training conducted for teachers of students with disabilities

The full PowerPoint presentation can be viewed here and the recorded meeting is located on BoardDocs

The School Board stated that the division’s return to modified in-person learning plan is thorough and thoughtful and provides an abundance of safety measures and protocols. Several board members acknowledged that in a previous meeting they gave the superintendent the authority to decide on a date of when students would begin to transition to a modified in-person learning model.

Based on this discussion, Dr. Smith stated that the division would proceed with bringing back students from Phase 2 Stage 1 at the beginning of the second nine weeks, specifically on November 4, 2020, with the recognition that we must remain flexible. 

Phase 2 Stage 1 includes:

  • Vulnerable student groups in PreK-12 whose families have not opted to remain 100% virtual (select students with disabilities who are served in a self-contained setting and select English Language Learners)

  • PreK-3 (all PreK-3 students with the exception of those families who have opted to remain virtual)

  • Grade 6 (all Grade 6 students with the exception of those families who have opted to remain virtual)

Families whose child(ren) will be returning to in-person learning in Phase 2 Stage 1 will be provided additional information at the beginning of next week in regard to the mandatory daily health assessments, the HCS COVID Student/Parent/Guardian Expectations Agreement, bus routes (if appropriate), an optional Zoom informational webinar for families, and other pertinent information. In addition, correspondence will be sent to the vulnerable student groups in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 who meet the criteria to return to in-person learning on November 4 (those select students with disabilities who are served in a self-contained setting and select English Language Learners). 

Specific dates for Phase 2 Stage 2 (grades 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9) and Stage 3 (grades 10, 11, and 12) will be determined at a later date. Families whose child(ren) are in Stage 2 or Stage 3 can expect to receive communication when these dates are determined. 

For additional information, visit Phase 2 (FAQs for Elementary, FAQs for Secondary, Elementary Sample Schedules, and Secondary Sample Schedules).

 

(October 8, 2020)

At the October 7, 2020, School Board meeting, Superintendent Jeffery Smith and staff presented important steps that have been taken to transition successfully to modified in-person learning. Specifically, the following areas were presented and discussed:

The full PowerPoint presentation can be viewed here and the recorded meeting is located on BoardDocs

The School Board expressed confidence in the various protocols and expectations that have been developed as well as the Phase 2 instructional models that were recommended. The Board also expressed their desire to continue with an all-virtual learning model through the remainder of the first nine weeks and begin transitioning to a modified in-person learning model during the second nine weeks. Families will be provided specific dates for each stage of Phase 2 at a time in which these dates are determined. 

The Board meeting took place virtually via Zoom and was broadcasted live on Cox Cable Channel 46 and Verizon FiOS Channel 20 as well as streamed live on the division’s website (hampton.k12.va.us). Members of the public signed up in advance to share their views at the meeting.

(August 6, 2020)

The Hampton City School Board voted unanimously at its Wednesday, August 5, 2020, meeting to adopt the superintendent’s recommendation to begin the 2020-2021 school year in a fully virtual learning model for all students. Superintendent Jeffery Smith expressed a desire of bringing students back to school as soon as safely possible. However, he recommended using a 100% virtual learning model for at least the first nine weeks (until November 2, 2020) unless health conditions provide the division the opportunity to safely return earlier than this date. The 2020-2021 school year begins September 8, 2020.

The Board meeting took place virtually via Zoom and was broadcasted live on Cox Cable Channel 46 and Verizon FiOS Channel 20 as well as streamed live on the division’s website (hampton.k12.va.us). Members of the public signed up in advance to share their views at the meeting.

Other points that emerged from the meeting:

The division is working to avoid furloughs so long as there is adequate funding and alternate assignments are identified. HCS is working to determine alternate assignments for employees who may not have work available when instruction is virtual.

Teachers will teach virtual lessons from their school classrooms at least three days a week.

Virtual learning does not mean students and teachers will be in front of their screens all day, every day. Teaching material will take on different forms, such as independent work and projects.

Whether instruction is fully virtual or in person, the school division will continue to have high expectations for all students.

HCS will continue to adhere to the provision of free appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with disabilities in all phases.

HCS Food and Nutrition Services will continue to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for all of our students even with a full virtual opening. All HCS families will receive a notification letter the week of August 27 providing detailed guidance on how to apply for meal benefits.

Hampton City Schools will continue to work with health experts to evaluate pandemic conditions in Virginia and the Hampton Roads area and regularly assess the feasibility of incorporating modified in-person learning for students.

The Fall 2020 Return-to-School Recommendation presentation can be viewed in full from BoadDocs as well as the presentation Charting the Course: Reimagining Teaching & Learning for our Students with Disabilities. 

Superintendent Jeffery Smith will be recommending to the Hampton City School Board at their meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, a fully virtual start for all students to the 2020-2021 school year. Based on evolving health information over the past few weeks and current health conditions in our region, this recommendation prioritizes the health and safety of students, families, and employees. This 100% virtual learning model for all students would be in place for at least the first nine weeks (until November 2, 2020) unless health conditions provide the division the opportunity to safely return earlier than this date. 

The section below that outlines our PHASE 1 SCHOOL OPENING has been revised to reflect this fully virtual model for all students. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have also been added to address this learning model and sample student schedules for each level (elementary, middle, high) have been provided. 

While the superintendent’s recommendation is for the school year to open virtually for all students, it is important for the division to capture necessary information from our families should HCS be in a position to transition to a modified in-person learning model for some or all students when health conditions are more favorable.  

As a result, we are asking all families to complete on or before August 10, 2020, the Return-to-School Preference Survey for each of their children. Families will choose one of the two learning options (see options below) that is best-suited for their child/children for the second nine weeks (or earlier if health conditions allow). Families will have the opportunity to update their decision at a future date. However, this information is needed at this time in order for the school division to be in a position to transition in a timely manner from 100% virtual to a modified in-person learning model.

  1. Remain in a 100% virtual learning model, featuring a combination of live teacher lessons via Zoom and independent learning modules. This virtual learning model will look very different from the alternative learning model the division implemented during the sudden closure in March 2020. New schedules have been created, new learning will take place, attendance will be taken, and traditional grades will be issued. These details are outlined in the Phase 1 FAQs and schedule tabs on the website

  2. Transition to an in-person learning model, in which students will attend school in person (e.g., two days per week either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday with independent work completed on the days students are not in school). 

To select your preference, please do so by using the online Parent Portal, https://ps.hampton.k12.va.us/public.

 

Virtual Learning Workshops for Families
to support your child's virtural learning experience. Did you miss our workshops or want a refresher? View our videos here: Virtual Learning Workshops for Families (Part 1), Virtual Learning Workshops for Families (Part 2)

 



Health Metrics, COVID-19 Dashboard, Mitigation Strategies and Operational Capacity

The Digital Learning & Chromebook Zone provides videos, tipsheets, and more to help students, families, and teachers navigate digital learning in HCS.
Visit the Chromebook Zone.




HCS COVID-19 Student/Parent/Guardian Expectations and Agreement

Need Internet Access for Your Child?
Call our helpdesk at 757-850-6875
Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm, click here for the Internet Access Assistance form,
or click here to get started with COX. 
(Calling our helpdesk may provide additional options.)


HCS will implement the following COVID-19 mitigation plans for reopening schools for in-person learning.
Click here to view our Healthy & Safe Return-to-School - Communication Guidance for COVID-19 Positive Cases


This plan provides an overview of the Hampton City Schools (HCS) student re-entry phases for fall 2020. Each HCS phase of school opening is aligned to Governor Ralph Northam’s phases for reopening the state. Therefore, if the City of Hampton is in Phase III of reopening, then Hampton City Schools, upon submission of a plan to the Virginia Department of Education for school operations, would also be in Phase III. In addition, with a mitigation plan, HCS may expand its reopening beyond the reopening phases of the state. Listed under each phase are the identified HCS reopening strategies and measures for reopening our schools. The reopening strategies and measures are broken down into three categories for each phase: Teaching & Learning, Operations & Support, and Co/Extra-Curricular Activities and Athletics. It is important to note that new instruction will be provided for all students this school year, regardless of the phase of school opening. Additionally, HCS curriculum was revised during the summer months to account for student learning loss as a result of the period of extended school closure in the spring combined with the summer months. For example, important and foundational skills and knowledge items that were to be mastered by students in a previous grade level or course have been embedded into their studies for this school year. As teachers begin the school year, students will be assessed in a variety of ways to check for understanding of these foundational and/or prerequisite skills to determine if reteaching is necessary. If so, reteaching may occur in a whole group, small group, or one-on-one settings, and teachers will deploy additional assessments afterwards to again check for student understanding. HCS will make the necessary adjustments as further guidance is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), as well as the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) for each of the reopening phases.

 

 

 

 

Phase 1

This section defines how HCS will operate at any given time should the need exist whereby the school division enters into a Phase 1 teaching and learning status. Information in this section of the HCS Return-to-School Plan was revised on July 27, 2020. Previously, in a Phase 1 school opening, students with disabilities and PreK students were being provided with the option to participate in in-person learning. At this time, the Phase 1 school opening scenario will require all HCS students in grades PreK-12 to begin the 2020-2021 school year in an all virtual model (online learning). Please use the tabs below to view the details associated with a Phase 1 school opening.

 

Phase 1 FAQs

Click on the tabs below to access information for Phase 1. Click again on the tab to collapse the text. 

100% Virtual Learning Model Parent FAQs for Phase 1 School Reopening 

The purpose of the FAQs section is to help parents better understand what a 100% virtual learning experience for all students would look like given a Phase 1 school opening in September 2020. A review of this information, to include sample students schedules located in the tabs to the right, will assist parents in gaining a better understanding of the division’s plans regarding an all virtual learning environment.


Will technology be provided to my child to utilize at home?

Yes. HCS students in grades PreK through 12 will be assigned a device for use in the home. More detailed information will be forthcoming from your child's school regarding the distribution and use of devices for students who are new to HCS. Additionally, the division has created a website called the Chromebook Zone that contains a wealth of resources for parents and students on the use of Chromebooks in HCS, to include information on online safety tips and student digital resources. 


What measures does Hampton City Schools have in place for those who don’t have reliable Internet access at home?  

HCS will work with families to explore options available to them. Should families have questions related to technology, they are encouraged to call (757) 850-6875 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Monday - Thursday). However, these times may change if additional staffing closures are required. Please note that HCS partners with Cox Communications to provide Internet service to eligible families at the reduced amount of $10 per month (click Cox Connect2Compete for more details). Additionally, for eligible families, HCS will be using funds from the CARES Act allocated to the City of Hampton to pay their Internet bill for the months of September 2020 through December 2020. 


How will my child be able to communicate with his/her virtual teachers?

Teachers will be accessible to students in a variety of ways to include phone and email. Teachers will also hold virtual office hours during the week for those students who need assistance with content understanding and completing assignments. 


What support will schools put in place to ensure students’ successful transition to an all virtual learning environment?

School administrative teams will be responsible for putting measures in place to monitor students’ progress. Student support teams will be responsible for tracking student progress and meeting periodically to discuss student success. 


What will the expectations be for teachers reporting to work in an all virtual environment?

Teachers will be expected to report to their respective schools and teach from their classrooms at least three days a week. Two days a week will be “flex” days, where teachers may teach from home. Teachers without a stable home Internet connection will be expected to teach from school five days a week. Principals will work with their staff to create staggered work schedules.


How can I best support my child’s virtual learning experience? 

We encourage parents to attend upcoming parent training sessions that will be offered virtually. During these training sessions, parents will also learn more details regarding the division’s expectations for teachers teaching in an all virtual learning environment. 


What are the division’s expectations regarding attendance for the virtual class meetings? 

Teachers will take attendance for each of the scheduled classes, and students are expected to attend each virtual class meeting. An attendance policy will be shared by schools that outlines the division’s expectations. If concerns arise regarding attendance, teachers will communicate with parents. 


Will my child need to log on daily to complete work?

Virtual learning allows some flexibility in the completion of work. However, students are required to attend virtual sessions with teachers as noted in the schedules they will receive. “Flex” modules are designed with flexibility in mind. These modules consist of videos, readings, and other work that students can complete independently. Students will have some flexibility in when they can be completed but must complete the assignments by the due date in order to remain in good standing for the course. 


Will my child be required to “turn on” his camera when participating in live Zoom sessions with his teacher(s)?  

Yes. In order for teachers to monitor levels of student engagement, and to better gauge students’ understanding through the reading of body language, laptop cameras are required to be turned on when participating in virtual class meetings. Parents with concerns regarding this expectation are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher(s).

What will be the division’s expectations regarding student engagement, assessment, and grading practices?

During virtual learning experiences, students are expected to complete all assignments and engage in, provide feedback to, and submit instructional learning activities provided in Google Classroom per the directives of their teachers for all classes. It is critical that families understand that even in the virtual learning environment, students are to be actively participating and making the most of their learning experience. 

Assessment and grading practices will more closely mirror a traditional school setting. Teachers will use the appropriate grading scale for each grade level. Students are expected to complete assignments as directed by their teachers and adhere to given due dates for assignment submission. Grades will be recorded in PowerSchool for parents and students to access via the Parent Portal.

I am concerned about my child’s level of engagement in an online setting. What can I expect from HCS teachers in this learning environment?  

Our teachers are being trained on effective virtual teaching and learning methods and we will work diligently to meet best practices for screen requirements for all students. The teacher-led Live Zoom lessons that your child will be participating in will encourage collaboration and instruction, as well as engaging checks for understanding during their time online. Since March 2020, HCS has been hard at work developing a training program that all HCS teachers teaching online are required to participate in prior to working with students in a virtual classroom setting.


What steps will HCS take to ensure a quality, engaging virtual education for my child?

All HCS teachers will be completing the courses below prior to the start of the school year. In addition to these courses, our teachers will complete extra training to ensure quality instruction. We will work with teachers so they can design engaging quality lessons and provide effective feedback while monitoring the effectiveness of the program.

  • Using Google Classroom for Instruction 
  • Using Zoom Safely & Effectively 
  • Engaging Online Learning/Teaching
  • Virtual Classroom Management 
  • Google Calendar 

Will my child be able to interact and collaborate with other students in this virtual setting?

Yes. Time will be built into instruction for students to collaborate on projects, participate in group discussions, and build relationships in this virtual setting.


Does virtual learning mean that students will lose opportunities for hands-on learning?

No. Depending on the course, students may be given kits to practice skills or competencies covered in class. Teachers will work with the curriculum departments and building administration to determine ways to maximize each students’ learning experience. In some cases, parents may be asked to come to the school to pick up manipulatives (e.g., supplies used for certain lessons) from teachers.  


Will students with disabilities receive face-to-face instruction as previously noted in Phase 1?

No. All students will receive instruction virtually. Services as noted on the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be provided in order to provide students with equitable access to their instruction.


How will IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) be addressed for students with disabilities as well as 504s for students who have these plans?

Students with IEPs will receive special education services as outlined in their Individualized Education Plan to the extent possible. Services that afford students with disabilities equitable access to the new instruction will be provided. Students will receive collaborative and/or small group instruction from special education teachers and service providers through the virtual platform based upon individual student needs. Additionally, students with 504 plans will receive educational services based on their individualized accommodations.


Will students with disabilities receive related or itinerant services outlined in their IEPs through virtual learning?

Yes. Students will receive related or primary services such as speech language therapy and occupational therapy across a virtual platform as outlined in the IEP and appropriate for the virtual platform. 

Will students receiving special education services follow the same schedules as their peers who do not receive special education services?

Students who receive their services within the general education and resource settings will follow a schedule similar to their peers with alternative or additional instruction provided based upon the students’ IEPs. Class schedules for students receiving special education services based upon adaptive standards of learning will be reflective of the unique needs of the class population and individual students. Students who receive services within the special education setting for the majority of their day, with some participation with nondisabled peers, will still have the opportunity to participate in the general education setting as outlined in students’ IEPs.  


How will I know if my child with a disability is making progress through virtual learning?

Teachers will utilize classroom assessments and collect data to determine student performance and progress. Special education teachers will continue to report on student progress towards IEP goals at the same intervals at which all students receive formal reports of progress from the school division.  


How will I access my child’s grades and make sure that they are completing work in a timely manner?

Parents will be invited to be “guardians” of their child’s Google Classroom, where they will receive email summaries on their child’s progress such as missing work, upcoming work, and class activities. Grades will be recorded in PowerSchool for parents to access via the Parent Portal. For directions on how to access or establish your Parent Portal account click here. To log on to Parent Portal, please use the following link https://ps.hampton.k12.va.us/public/.


How will Driver Education be taught in a virtual setting when there is a “seat time” requirement?

There are a couple of options being explored at this time. However, to ensure a safe and quality Driver Education experience, HCS is moving this course to the second semester. As a result, the fall semester will offer Health I and PE II. In the Spring, HCS will offer PE I and Health II/Driver Education.  

Will my child still be able to participate in chorus, band, or guitar at the middle school or high school level?

All students will be able to take band, chorus, or guitar (if guitar is offered at your school) through a virtual learning setting. Instruments and resources will be issued to students by appointment with their school music teacher. Students will study music through playing or singing utilizing a combination of weekly instructional videos, independent practice, sheet music, and recordings. Access to online programs using method books and full play-along examples will also be provided. A weekly Zoom meeting will be expected for lessons and to check for understanding. Instruments and some resources (e.g.,. method books, mouthpieces) will be available for rental and will be issued to students by appointment. Rented items must be returned.  


How do I clean my child's Chromebook?

Turn off the Chromebook and unplug it. Spray a multi-purpose, non-abrasive, non-ammonia cleaner (such as Windex Multi-Surface) on a paper towel or soft cloth. Wipe the Chromebook screen, keyboard, and shell with the paper towel or cloth. DO NOT spray the cleaner onto the Chromebook directly. When dry, you may turn the Chromebook back on. Note: This DOES NOT disinfect the Chromebook and IS NOT effective against the COVID-19 virus. This is for general cleaning.

What resources are in place in regards to Internet safety?

Visit our Chromebook Zone website for online safety tips, Chromebook tips and tricks, as well as parent and student digital resources.

Due to COVID-19, the spring of 2020 resulted in uncharted territory for school districts throughout the world regarding continuity of learning during a period of extended school closure. Fortunately, HCS was well-positioned to implement a virtual learning platform for students in grades 5-12, as a result of several key factors, including but not limited to: Chromebooks for each student in grades 5-12, a guaranteed and viable curriculum housed on a web-based platform created by HCS staff, a high percentage of HCS teachers proficient in the use of Google Classroom, and school administrators who worked closely to ensure teachers’ resource needs were met.

Throughout the pandemic, the school division continues to assess strategies, procedures, and processes in place that are working well in the area of virtual learning. Additionally, the school division identified potential areas for growth and has addressed these in our Phase 1 planning. The following observations represent areas for growth in implementing a period of virtual learning, when reflecting on the period of school closure in the spring of 2020. These observations have been taken into consideration while planning for a Phase 1 reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. 


  • The HCS Digital Learning Program should be expanded during the summer of 2020 so that all students in grades PreK through Grade 12 are able to utilize a division-issued device at home in the event of a virtual school opening.
  • According to the Virginia Department of Education (April 2020), approximately 25% of HCS families lack access to high speed Internet services. 
  • The division’s Professional Learning Plan should be revised and emphasis placed on ensuring all faculty receive ongoing training in effective strategies for teaching, learning, and managing classes in a virtual setting. A systems approach to professional learning is needed as well as a differentiated plan by level to meet the varying needs of staff and students.
  • The need exists to create a robust online resource center for parents/guardians to access to support their child/children in a virtual learning setting, as well as an updated online resource center for students and staff.
  • Multiple video-conferencing platforms were used during the COVID-19 school closure. The division will elect to use one platform for the 2020-2021 school year. 
  • Instructional time allocations will need to be revised at the division level to provide schools guidance regarding class meeting times. For example, how often per week should English 10 students be expected to video-conference/meet with their teacher? What expectations exist regarding asynchronous assignments, where students are asked by their teacher(s) to work independently on their device while at home? What time will be set aside for school administrators to meet virtually with staff members?
  • Revisions to curriculum at all levels and courses will need to occur. 
  • Expectations regarding student attendance in a virtual setting will need to be created and clearly communicated.
  • Grading practices in a virtual setting will need to be outlined and clearly communicated.

SAMPLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ALL VIRTUAL SCHEDULES

Please note Phenix and Andrews PreK-8 schools are following the same start and ending time as the elementary schools.

Below you will find sample online learning schedules for each grade of elementary students. Immediately following the schedules are overviews of the English/Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics models of instruction, as well as definitions of some of the terms you will see included in the schedules.


Your child’s confirmed schedule for the live virtual sessions with teachers will be communicated closer to the opening of school. Families of elementary students will be able to request their time preference (morning block or afternoon block) when contacted by school staff. Note, not all requests will be able to be honored due to scheduling constraints.  


What will an elementary school schedule for PreK through second grade look like in Phase 1? 

The virtual schedule in Phase 1 for students in PreK through second grade is depicted below. Items with an asterisk indicate that students will participate in Zoom online meetings with their teacher for a portion of this block of time. For example, all students in the morning session of the class would be expected to log on for math at 8:00 a.m. However, the teacher would use the last 15  to 20 minutes of this block of time to work with select students. 


Additionally, students would be assigned only to one reading group that will meet at least two times a week, possibly including Friday. English Language Arts will also have some independent reading and writing time that students will complete each day at a time of their choosing, outside the virtual meetings with their teacher. Parents of students in need of additional math and/or reading support will be contacted by teachers near the beginning of the week so those students can participate that Friday in a  remediation lesson. Students meeting or exceeding expectations may be provided an assignment or assessment to complete on their own in math on Fridays. 


Social studies in these grades will be taught within the English/Language Arts block. Students will complete science and resource (PE, art, music, library) “flex modules” independently. “Flex” modules are designed with flexibility in mind. These modules consist of videos, readings, and other work that students can complete independently. Students will have some flexibility for completing these assignments.





 

Sample Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Schedule

Note: This is a sample schedule. Building administrators will work with teachers to determine specific times for each group. Flex modules include resource classes (e.g., art, music, physical education, library) as well as core content subject areas.

GROUP A


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 - 9:15

*Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

*Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

Office Hours/

Remediation

9:15 - 9:30

MORNING MEETING

*This meeting would allow teachers an opportunity to connect with students and strengthen Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. 

Office Hours/

Remediation

9:30 - 10:55

*Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing

*Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing

*Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing

*Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing

Office Hours/

Remediation

Independent Work Time


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules

LUNCH & ACTIVITY BREAK

GROUP B

Independent Work Time


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules

12:00 - 1:15

*Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

*Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science)

Office Hours/

Remediation

1:15 - 1:30

AFTERNOON MEETING

*This meeting would allow teachers an opportunity to connect with students and strengthen Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. 

Office Hours/

Remediation

1:30 - 2:55

*Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing

*Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing

*Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing

*Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing

Office Hours/

Remediation


What will an elementary school schedule for grades 3 through 5 look like in Phase 1? 

The virtual schedule in Phase 1 for students in grades 3 through 5 is depicted below. Items with an asterisk indicate students will participate in Zoom online meetings with their teacher for a portion of this block of time. For example, all students in the class would be expected to log on for math class at 8:00 a.m. However, the teacher would use the last 15 to 20 minutes of this block of time to work with select students. Additionally, students would be assigned only to one reading group that will meet at least two times a week, possibly including Friday. English Language Arts will also have some independent reading and writing time that students will complete each day at a time of their choosing, outside the virtual meetings with their teacher. The parents of students in need of additional reading and math support will be contacted by teachers at the beginning of the week so those students can participate that Friday for remediation. Students meeting or exceeding expectations may be provided an assignment or assessment to complete on their own in mathematics on Fridays. 

  • Students in Grade 3 will receive core instruction in English Language Arts and math. Students will complete science, social studies, and resource (art, music, PE, library) “flex” modules independently. “Flex” modules are designed with flexibility in mind. These modules consist of videos, readings, and other work that students can complete independently. Students will have some flexibility for completing these assignments. 
  • Students in Grade 4 will receive core instruction in English Language Arts, math, and social studies. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, students in Grade 4 will no longer have a science class, and students in Grade 5 will no longer have a social studies class. Revisions to these curricula were made during the spring of 2019 to begin transitioning to a new instructional model for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, where two years of science content are taught in Grade 5 and two years of social studies content are taught in Grade 4. Students will complete resource (art, music, PE, library) “flex” modules independently. “Flex” modules are designed with flexibility in mind. These modules consist of videos, readings, and other work that students can complete independently. Students will have some flexibility for completing these assignments.

Students in Grade 5 will receive core instruction in English Language Arts, math, and science. Students will complete resource (art, music, PE, library) “flex” modules independently. “Flex” modules are designed with flexibility in mind. These modules consist of videos, readings, and other work that students can complete independently. Students will have some flexibility for completing these assignments. Note, please see the text above for Grade 4 that explains why Grade 5 students will not have social studies. 



Sample Third Grade Schedule

Note: This is a sample schedule. Building administrators will work with teachers to determine specific times for each group. Flex modules include resource classes (e.g., art, music, physical education, library) as well as core content subject areas.

GROUP A


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 - 9:15

*Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

*Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

Office Hours/

Remediation

9:15 - 9:30

MORNING MEETING

*This meeting would allow teachers an opportunity to connect with students and strengthen Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills.

Office Hours/

Remediation

9:30 - 10:55

*Reading Whole Group/Writing

*Reading Whole Group/Writing

*Reading Whole Group/Writing

*Reading Whole Group/Writing

Office Hours/

Remediation

Independent Work Time

Science/Resource 

Flex Modules

Social Studies/Resource

Flex Modules

Science/Resource 

Flex Modules

Social Studies/Resource 

Flex Modules

Flex Modules

LUNCH & ACTIVITY BREAK

GROUP B

Independent Work Time

Science/Resource 

Flex Modules

Social Studies/Resource

Flex Modules

Science/Resource 

Flex Modules

Social Studies/Resource 

Flex Modules

Flex Modules

12:00 - 1:15

*Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 


*Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 


Office Hours/

Remediation

1:15 - 1:30

AFTERNOON MEETING

*This meeting would allow teachers an opportunity to connect with students and strengthen Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills.

Office Hours/

Remediation

1:30 - 2:55

*Reading Whole Group/Writing

*Reading Whole Group/Writing

*Reading Whole Group/Writing

*Reading Whole Group/Writing

Office Hours/

Remediation



Sample Fourth Grade Schedule

Note: This is a sample schedule. Building administrators will work with teachers to determine specific times for each group. Flex modules include resource classes (e.g., art, music, physical education, library) as well as core content subject areas.

GROUP A


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 - 8:30

*Social Studies

*Social Studies

*Social Studies

*Social Studies

Office Hours/

Remediation

8:35 - 9:50

*Math

*Math 

*Math

*Math

Office Hours/

Remediation

9:50 - 10:05

MORNING MEETING

*This meeting would allow teachers an opportunity to connect with students and strengthen Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. 

Office Hours/

Remediation

10:05 - 11:30

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

Office Hours/

Remediation

Independent Work Time


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules

LUNCH & ACTIVITY BREAK

GROUP B

Independent Work Time


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules

12:30 - 1:00

*Social Studies

*Social Studies

*Social Studies

*Social Studies

Office Hours/

Remediation

1:05 - 2:20

*Math

*Math 

*Math

*Math

Office Hours/

Remediation

2:20 - 2:35

AFTERNOON MEETING

*This meeting would allow teachers an opportunity to connect with students and strengthen Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. 

Office Hours/

Remediation

2:35 - 3:55

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

Office Hours/

Remediation




Sample Fifth Grade Schedule

Note: This is a sample schedule. Building administrators will work with teachers to determine specific times for each group. Flex modules include resource classes (e.g., art, music, physical education, library) as well as core content subject areas.

GROUP A


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 - 8:30

*Science

*Science

*Science

*Science

Office Hours/

Remediation

8:35 - 9:50

*Math

*Math 

*Math

*Math

Office Hours/

Remediation

9:50 - 10:05

MORNING MEETING

*This meeting would allow teachers an opportunity to connect with students and strengthen Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. 

Office Hours/

Remediation

10:05 - 11:30

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

Office Hours/

Remediation

Independent Work Time


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules

LUNCH & ACTIVITY BREAK

GROUP B

Independent Work Time


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules


Flex Modules

12:30 - 1:00

*Science

*Science

*Science

*Science

Office Hours/

Remediation

1:05 - 2:20

*Math

*Math 

*Math

*Math

Office Hours/

Remediation

2:20 - 2:35

AFTERNOON MEETING

*This meeting would allow teachers an opportunity to connect with students and strengthen Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. 

Office Hours/

Remediation

2:35 - 3:55

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

*Reading Whole Group/

Writing

Office Hours/

Remediation



Overview of HCS Elementary English Virtual Learning Model & Definitions of Teaching Terms

English Elementary Virtual Instructional Model - During the English Language Arts block of instruction, students attend teacher-led live Zoom lessons in which they participate in shared reading, read aloud, and small group instruction in reading and writing as noted below. Additionally, students will be expected to spend up to 40 minutes a day (varies by grade level) on their own time engaged in reading (20 minutes) and writing (20 minutes) activities based on guidance from the teacher. 
  • Shared Reading: Teachers and students will read grade-level text together while applying grade-level standards and objectives. Reading strategies will be used, topics will be discussed, and students may respond in writing after reading.  
  • Read Aloud: The teacher will read aloud and students will listen to the story, poem, or book. The class will discuss the text together, including new vocabulary words. Students will ask and answer questions about the text. Students may respond in writing after reading.  
  • Small Group Instruction: Students are provided with instruction based upon their specific reading level and needs. Students will practice reading in small groups to apply what they learn from read alouds and shared reading. Students might read chorally together (everyone reading aloud at the same time), one-on-one with the teacher, or silently. Students will also learn phonics and word analysis skills to assist them in reading and understanding new words.  
  • Writer’s Workshop: Teachers model the writing process to show how to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing pieces. Students work on their own writing and move at their own pace through the writing process. Students meet with their teacher for writing conferences.
  • Independent Reading and Writing: Students will independently read a book of choice or complete writing for revision and editing.
  • Intervention: Students who meet the criteria will be provided additional time in small group reading to practice reading strategies and skills. Students might read chorally together, one-on-one with the teacher, or silently. They will learn to read new words and learn new vocabulary. The teacher will be providing direct support based upon the students’ needs in reading and writing by listening to the student read and giving them feedback.

Overview of HCS Elementary Mathematics Virtual Learning Model & Definitions of Teaching Terms

Mathematics Elementary Virtual Instructional Model - This is an overview of the mathematics instructional model. Please note that the instructional model may vary, depending on students’ needs: 
  • Warm-Up: Daily calendar routine for grades K-1 and a daily review of select skills for students in grades 2-5.
  • Teacher Modeling: Teacher models the concept(s). 
  • Guided Practice: Teacher guides students through understanding and applying the concept(s). 
  • Independent Practice & Feedback: Students work independently on an assigned task or activity with feedback from the teacher. 
  • Wrap-Up: Check for understanding of skills taught during the lesson prior to the end of the lesson.
  • Intervention: Provide additional support as needed based on student performance data and feedback. This could occur in a smaller group setting or a one-on-one setting with the teacher. 
  • Small Group: Students are engaged in a math focus lesson with the teacher such as skill-building, remediation, and/or feedback. Once students begin working independently, the teacher may further divide the virtual group by asking some students to sign off while others remain online for additional instruction.  

Overview of the HCS Elementary Science Virtual Learning Model

Science Elementary Virtual Instructional Model - During the science block, the teacher will introduce the focus question and students will engage in an investigation where they make observations and inferences. They will record their observational data and answer the focus question. Students will then report out their findings and look for patterns in their data. Teacher will guide students in a discussion about the data and observation meaning. Students will read the text to confirm what was learned. Teachers and students will reflect on their understanding with a claim, supported by evidence in their science notebooks. 

  • Warm-up: Activate prior knowledge about a topic or a review of the previous day's lesson. Introduce a concept with a demonstration.
  • Teacher Modeling: Teachers are facilitating the learning, giving students information, or having students experiment to discover new information. 
  • Guided Practice: Teachers give students examples and guide them through the process of understanding and applying that knowledge.       
  • Independent Practice and Feedback: Students are conducting an investigation, making observations, and recording their data. Teachers review their students' work and provide feedback on the conclusions drawn. 
  • Wrap-up: Teachers are checking for understanding of concepts and skills learned during the lesson.
  • Intervention/Extension: Teachers will provide additional support as needed to individual students.

SAMPLE SECONDARY SCHOOL ALL VIRTUAL SCHEDULES

Please note Phenix and Andrews PreK-8 schools are following the same start and ending time as the elementary schools.

What will a middle school schedule look like for Phase 1? 

The virtual schedule in Phase 1 for middle school students is depicted below. Students will participate in teacher-led live Zoom lessons for each block of instruction. A portion of the block may be used for small group instruction. 

Sample Middle School Schedule

Note: This is a sample schedule. Building administrators will work with teachers to determine specific times.


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 - 10:00

English

English 

English

English

Office Hours/

Remediation

10:15 - 11:15

Math

Math

Math

Math

Office Hours/

Remediation

BREAK

1:00 - 2:00

Science

Social Studies

Science

Social Studies

Office Hours/

Remediation

2:15 - 3:15

Health & PE

Elective

Health & PE

Elective 

Office Hours/

Remediation

  • Counselors may schedule time to meet with students at varying points during the school day. 
  • Office Hours/Remediation: Select students will be identified for remediation and will log-in with their teachers on Fridays. 
  • English Language Arts and mathematics are seen every day. 
  • Social studies and science are seen every other day.
  • PE/Health and electives are seen every other day. Students needing additional support in reading may be assigned to the Reading & Writing Exploration class in place of one of their electives. 

What will a high school schedule look like in Phase 1? 

The virtual schedule in Phase 1 for high school students is depicted below. Students will participate in live Zoom online meetings with their teacher for each block of instruction. A portion of the block may be used for small group instruction. 


Sample High School Schedule (Single Block) 

Note: This is a sample schedule. Building administrators will work with teachers to determine specific times.


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 - 10:00

English

Elective 1

English

Pathway Course

Office Hours/

Remediation

10:15 - 11:15

Science

Social Studies

Science

Social Studies

Office Hours/

Remediation

BREAK

1:00 - 2:00

Math

Elective 2

Math

Elective 2

Office Hours/

Remediation

2:15 - 3:15

Health & PE

World Language

Health & PE

World Language

Office Hours/

Remediation


 

Sample High School Schedule (Double-Block Mathematics) 


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 - 10:00

English

Literacy* Acceleration

English

Literacy* Acceleration

Office Hours/

Remediation

10:15 - 11:15

Science

Social Studies

Science

Social Studies

Office Hours/

Remediation

BREAK

1:00 - 2:00

Math*

Math*

Math*

Math*

Office Hours/

Remediation

2:15 - 3:15

Health & PE

World Language

Health & PE

World Language

Office Hours/

Remediation


  • Counselors may schedule time to meet with students at varying points during the school day. 
  • Office Hours/Remediation: Select students are identified for remediation and will log-in with their teachers on Fridays. 
  • English Language Arts, science, and social studies are seen every other day.
  • *Double block math courses are seen every day.
  • PE/Health and electives are seen every other day. Students needing additional support in reading may be assigned to the Literacy Acceleration class in place of one of their electives. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding the School Meal Program During Virtual Learning  

  1. Will HCS provide meals to students when instruction is fully virtual?

Yes. The HCS Food & Nutrition Services Department will offer breakfast and lunch meals to HCS students. Meals must be pre-ordered weekly (see specific details below). Three options will be offered for meal pickup, beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Option 1 - Daily Meals from School Sites:

Pickup daily meals at the following schools between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.:

(Daily meals only. Meals cannot be combined with a 5-day meal kit.)


Aberdeen Elementary (pickup from bus on site) - 1424 Aberdeen Road 23666

Andrews PreK-8 School - 3120 Victoria Blvd. 23661

Bassette Elementary - 671 Bell Street 23661

Bryan Elementary - 1021 N. Mallory Street 23663

Cary Elementary - 2009 Andrews Blvd. 23663

Eaton Middle - 2108 Cunningham Drive 23666

Langley Elementary - 16 Rockwell Road 23669

Machen Elementary (pickup from bus on site) - 20 Sacramento Drive 23666

Moton Early Childhood Center - 339 Old Buckroe Road 23663

Phillips Elementary - 703 Lemaster Avenue 23669

Syms Middle - 170 Fox Hill Road 23669

Tarrant Middle - 1435 Todds Lane 23666

Tucker Capps Elementary - 113 Wellington Road 23666

Tyler Elementary - 57 Salina Street 23669


Option 2 - Daily Meals from Bus Sites:

Pickup daily meals at the following bus pickup sites between 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.:

(Daily meals only. Meals cannot be combined with a 5-day meal kit.)


Derby Run Apartments - 6 Derby Drive 23666

Hampton Club - Hampton Club Drive & Lucinda Court 23666

Hampton Soccer Field - Andrews Blvd. & Old Buckroe Road 23664

Horizon Plaza (Pool) - 611 Michigan Drive 23669

Bus Stop - corner of Marcella Road & Lake Ridge Road 23666

Marching Elites Youth Center - 95 Tide Mill Lane 23666

Merrimack Operations Center - 2113 Woodmansee Drive 23663

Queen Street Baptist Fellowship Hall Lot - 98 N Armistead Avenue 23669

YH Thomas Community Center - 1300 Thomas Street 23669

YMCA Parking Lot - 1 YMCA Way 23669

 

Option 3 - 5-Day Meal Kit Pickup:

Pickup a 5-day Meal Kit at the following site between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.:

(5-day meal kit pickup only. Kit cannot be combined with daily meals.)


Hampton High School - 1491 W. Queen Street 23669


Meals must be pre-ordered weekly using an electronic form before midnight on Wednesdays using the link below.

All subsequent forms will be emailed to your child’s HCS student email account on a weekly basis and will be available by visiting the Food & Nutrition Services webpage. 

HCS Virtual Learning Meal Pickup Pre-Order Form 

Meal orders will require the student's PIN number to be entered. This number is the 5-digit number used by students in the cafeteria when purchasing meals during in-person instruction. If you do not know your child’s PIN number, please contact the Food & Nutrition Services Office at (757)727-2350.

Parents/Guardians who miss the pre-ordering period will need to call the FNS office to order meals for the upcoming week. 

       2.  What days and times will meals be available when instruction is fully virtual?

School pickup locations will serve meals Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals for Friday will be provided on Thursdays. 

Bus pickup locations will serve meals Monday through Thursday, from 10:15 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.  Meals for Friday will be provided on Thursdays. 

5-Day Meal Kit Pickup location will provide curbside pickup each Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Single-day meals will not be available at this location.

3.   Will students have to pay for meals when instruction is fully virtual?

Yes. If a household is not eligible for free meals in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, students will have to pay for their meals. Please see the school year 2020-2021 meal prices below:

meal prices

Parents/Guardians must pre-order meals on a weekly basis for each child using a HCS student email account. Meals will be recorded to each student’s meal account based on the meals pre-ordered. Parents will be able to select daily meals which include breakfast and lunch. Daily meals ordered will be charged to the student’s account based on the student's eligibility for free, reduced, or full priced meals in accordance with USDA guidelines. 

Meals ordered that are not picked up will be charged to the student’s account based on the student’s eligibility for free, reduced, or full priced meals.

4.   Who qualifies for free or reduced-price meals in accordance with USDA guidelines?

Household size and income criteria is used to determine who qualifies for free or reduced-price meal benefits. Please take note of the following:

Children from households whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Income Eligibility Guidelines | USDA-FNS

Children who are members of households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program) or who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may be automatically eligible for free meals.  Households that are receiving SNAP or TANF for their children as of July 1, 2020, may not have to fill out an application.

Children who are homeless, migrant, or runaway may also be automatically eligible for free meals.

Foster children, who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court, are eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.

Children who are members of households participating in WIC may also be eligible for free or reduced-price meals based on the household's income.

Students may qualify for free benefits if they attend a Community Eligibility Provision school (CEP).  Please use the link below for a complete list of CEP schools. 

 

Schools Participating in Community Eligibility Provision for SY 2020-2021 

5.   How do I know if my household needs to complete a free or reduced-price meal application?

Households who are approved for free benefits based on USDA guidelines will be notified by letter from the office of Food & Nutrition Services.  If households have not received a notification letter by September 2, households are encouraged to complete a free and reduced meal benefit application. Please use the link below to access the meal benefit application.  


Free & Reduced School Meals Application

6.   Will special meals be available for students with allergies and/or other dietary restrictions?

Yes. Special meal accommodations will be provided based on a medical note provided.  If a special meal is required, please call Mrs. Hayden at 757-727-2350.

7.   Why do households who do not qualify for free meals under USDA guidelines have to pay for meals now but did not have to pay for meals during spring of the 2019-2020 school year and during the summer?

Under the Governor’s mandatory closure, which began March 16, 2020, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) approved HCS to implement the Summer Food Service Program which allows any child 18 years and younger to receive meals at no cost. This program cannot be implemented when schools are in session.

Even though instruction will be provided virtually, schools are considered to be in-session. When school opens, HCS is required to implement the National School Breakfast and Lunch program in which students are charged for meals based on their eligibility of free, reduced and full price meals.

 8.  How can my child who does not attend HCS receive a meal at the meal sites?

If a household has a non-HCS student that would like to receive meals, please call our Food & Nutrition Services Office at 757-727-2350 before visiting a meal site beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

 9.  How do I pay for meals?

Food & Nutrition Services will implement a cashless point of sale at all meal locations. Parents/Guardians can use our online payment option, MyPaymentsPlus. All fees associated with the use of this payment platform will be waived through December 2020. Cash/Check payments may be made to a student’s account by in-person appointment or mailed to our office. To schedule an in-person appointment, call (757) 727-2350.

Checks can be made payable to HCS FNS.

Mail to:

FNS - Patriot Operations Center

1589  Wingfield Drive, Hampton, 23666.

 

10. Who should pick up meals for students?

Parents, guardians, or students may pre-order and pick up meals, and will need to provide the individual student’s full name and PIN number. If you are unsure of your student’s PIN number, please contact the Food & Nutrition Services office at (757)727-2350.

11.  Which site should I use to pick up meals if my children attend different HCS schools?

Parents/Guardians should choose the most convenient site for their family and may pick up all meals from that site, regardless of which school a student attends. 


12. What foods will be served?

A menu will be provided on the electronic meal pre-order form each week. 


13. Can I pick up meals if I didn’t pre-order?

Yes. However, meal sites will have a limited number of extra meals available, and student verification will be required in order to receive a meal. 

Pre-ordering meals is required. Parents/Guardians who miss the pre-ordering period will need to call the FNS office to request an order for the upcoming week. 

14. Can I cancel my pre-order?

You may cancel an order by calling the Food & Nutrition Services office at (757)727-2350 by 9:00 a.m. on Mondays.  

Boldly Return 2020 Reopening Plan FAQs

 

  1. Will classes meet in person or online? 
New Horizons CTE, GSST, and CFA/NA programs will be opening under Phase 1--Online/Remote Learning for the 1st Nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. The Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training and the Youth Workforce Center will be operating under Phase 2--Hybrid/Blended Learning. Please check the NHREC website for a  complete schedule.

 

  1. How should I prepare my student(s) for the first day of school?

CTE: Be sure to check out the student orientation site.  Parents and students will be able to hear a special message from the instructor, learn how to access their classroom as well as access the link for the Virtual Back to School Event scheduled for September 3, 2020.   

GSST: The GSST instructor will send students and parents a newsletter introducing themselves with a brief introduction to their course and resources needed for the opening of school.

CFA/NA: Make sure to communicate with your program to let them know if your child has or needs a technology device and/or internet access. Begin preparing students for the start of school (preparing for a change of routine, setting up an appropriate work and learning space, getting a good night’s rest).

  1. Is there a fee for my class? How do I pay the fee for my class?

Depends on the program. Most CTE programs have a student activity fee associated with taking the course. This fee covers the class workbook or study material, student organization membership, program-specific equipment, and uniform for the class.  

There will be two options: Mail-In or Online System

  • Mail your check in to the school office or stop by Monday-through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Online Fee Collection Portal (convenience fee associated)
    • Expected to be available early to mid-September.  Additional information will be located on the NHREC website main page soon.
 GSST will collect student fees once school opens for hybrid or face-to-face instruction.
  • Fees will be prorated.
  • Fees will be collected through the new Online Fee Collection Portal (convenience fee associated)

 

  1. Will facemasks be required by adults and students?
Yes. Facemasks will be required to wear by both students and adults at all New Horizons facilities. New Horizons will be following the CDC guidelines regarding the wearing and approved types of facemasks.

 

  1. What is the plan to keep buildings clean and sanitized?
New Horizons is committed to keeping both of students and our faculty members safe through a comprehensive cleaning program that involves the following:
  • Daily cleaning protocol to include trash removal, dust/wet mopping floors, and maintain the cleanliness of bathrooms.
  • High touchpoints will be wiped down 3 to 4 times a day
  • Classrooms, labs, and tool rooms will be deep cleaned 1 to 2 times a week.
  • Utilizing Misting Disinfectant Technology to ensure all rooms, offices, and lab spaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
  • Adopting a new microfiber cloth/mop cleaning procedure

 

  1. What are the three operational phases at New Horizons?

            Phase 1--Online/Remote Learning

  • Students would participate in online instruction daily until conditions allow for a safe return.
  • This would include scheduled, teacher-led learning where attendance is expected, and at-home learning, which may be in the form of pre-recorded instruction modules or paper-pencil activities.
  • The teacher of record would provide all instruction in this case, and support would be provided through online office hours, emails, phone calls, and virtual learning sessions on an as-needed basis.

Phase 2--Hybrid/Blended Learning

  • Students will attend a combination of on-campus instruction and online instruction during the week.
  • Teachers will use the “teacher support/workday” to support students with their independent learning activities by providing online office hours and conducting small group instruction through online meetings to help students that may require extra assistance.

Phase 3--On Campus/Traditional Learning

  • Traditional Model of Instruction
  • Face to Face, on-campus instruction
  • Five days a week

 

  1. What is the schedule for Career and Technical Education for the 1st nine weeks?

Phase 1--Online/Remote Learning

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
      • 7:40 am - 10:00 am - AM Session & 12:15 pm - 2:35 pm - PM Session
      • Daily Engagement Time: 30-45 minutes
      • Every student is expected to engage in 90-120 minutes of instruction and activities per day.

Employability/Workforce Wednesdays

  • No new program instruction; students will engage in workforce readiness and employability activities virtually (for online and hybrid plans).
  • 7:40 am - 10:00 am - AM Session & 12:15 pm - 2:35 pm - PM Session

 

  1. What is the schedule for the Governor’s School for Science and Technology for the 1st nine weeks?

Phase 1--Online/Remote Learning

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
      • 7:10 am - 10:35 am - AM Session & 11:20 pm - 2:35 pm - PM Session
      • Math, Science, and Research Coursework
      • Every student is expected to engage in 180 minutes of instruction and activities per day.

Faculty and Academic Advising Wednesdays

  • Mentorship support and development of the students’ research projects. 
  • 7:10 am - 10:35 am - AM Session & 11:20 pm - 2:35 pm - PM Session

 

  1. What is the schedule for the Center for Autism and Newport Academy for the 1st nine weeks?

Grades K-12 SOL Track (Online/Remote Model Sample)*

 

  • Student schedules will be individualized based on teacher/parent collaboration, IEP goals/objectives, Continuity of Learning Plans, and IEP meetings.
    • Teacher Office Hours: 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM and 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM daily
    • Synchronous Group Instruction and Related Services Support
    • Monday through Thursday: 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM and from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
    • Individualized Instruction (Synchronous or Asynchronous) and Related Services Support
    • Monday through Thursday: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Friday: 8:45 AM – 2:45 PM (other hours by agreement)

Grades K-12 ASOL Track (Online/Remote Model Sample)*

 

  • Student schedules will be individualized based on teacher/parent collaboration, IEP goals/objectives, Continuity of Learning Plans, and IEP meetings.
    • Teacher Office Hours: 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM and 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM daily
    • Synchronous Group Instruction and Related Services Support
    • Monday through Thursday: 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM and from 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
    • Individualized Instruction (Synchronous or Asynchronous) and Related Services Support
    • Monday through Thursday: 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM and from 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
    • Friday: 8:45 AM – 2:45 PM (other hours by agreement)

*These are sample schedules.  The actual schedule may vary, based on the needs of the individual student.

 

  1. What are Workforce Wednesdays?
Workforce Wednesdays are periods during the week when our students will engage in Workforce Readiness and Employability activities with the New Horizons Career Coaches. Coaches will provide students resources that coincide with their regular instruction. Materials will include Career Assessments, Resume Tutorials, Interview Prep, all facilitated in a virtual environment. Also at this time, students will have the opportunity to log into Google Meet and Zoom Webinars to visit with industry experts and guest speakers in their respective programs. On Wednesdays, no new program instruction will be provided from your student’s teacher; they will serve as support to the coaches and/or presenters. 

 

  1. What are Academic and Faculty Advisory Wednesdays?
Academic and Faculty Advisory Wednesdays will be utilized to:
  • Provide student-teacher interactions
  • Facilitate the development of the students’ scientific research projects. 
  • Reinforce and enhance curriculum  and
  • Support social-emotional learning, relationship-building, and successful transitions to GSST

Students will receive support during office hours, intervention blocks, and advisory periods.

 

  1. How will the online/remote learning model work for students in CTE, GSST, and CFA/NA?

CTE
Virtual learning will be facilitated by one of two learning management systems (LMS): Google  Classroom or Canvas.  All instruction will be virtual with instructional times coinciding with the session that students are enrolled in: 
7:40am - 10:00am for AM students 12:15pm - 2:35pm for PM students   All class sessions will be recorded in the event that a student needs to review material, or cannot make a class session.  Assignments will be posted via the LMS.  Student assignments will be graded and feedback provided in the LMS.  Additionally, the LMS will be one of several methodologies of communication between students and instructors as well as parents and instructors.   

GSST
Virtual learning will be facilitated by Canvas.  All instruction will be virtual with
instructional times coinciding with GSST master schedule and bell times: AM Session: 7:10 am - 10:30 am PM Session: 11:20 am - 2:35 pm All class sessions will be recorded in the event that a student needs to review material, or cannot attend a virtual class session. Assignments will be posted via Canvas.  Student assignments will be graded and feedback provided through Canvas.  

CFA/NA

Student schedules will be individualized based on teacher/parent collaboration, IEP
goals/objectives, Continuity of Learning Plans, and IEP meetings. Students will receive direct instruction using a virtual format with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instructional opportunities.  Teachers will provide appropriate instructional materials and resources and incorporate strategies using whole group, small group, individual and self-paced formats.  Learning activities will be supported by classroom paraprofessionals.

 

  1. How will attendance and participation be measured?

CTE
Attendance is mandatory and will be submitted daily.  Students are expected to fully engage in virtual instruction through the entire session and submit assignments on time.  There will be meaningful interactions with the student and staff that allow feedback or input from the student on successes and challenges.  Several examples of meaningful interactions include ice breakers, videos, live classroom/lab sessions, weekly communication by email, and class discussions.  More information about specific interactions will be discussed at the CTE Virtual Orientation Session scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 5 pm-7 pm. 

GSST
This will ensure students are actively engaged and take responsibility for their learning. Attendance will include meaningful interactions between students and faculty.
Below are a few examples of student engagement and interaction that can be used to account for attendance:

  • Student submission of an assignment
  • Student completion of an online assessment
  • Student participation in an online forum, chat log, or discussion thread
  • Student-initiated phone call, email, and/or other digital communication or responses to teacher email

CFA/NA
Daily attendance will be taken in accordance with each student’s individualized plan.
Students will be credited for participation in synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, as well as time, logged in and engaged in a variety of learning platforms.

  1. How will my students be graded? 

CTE:   

  • Students will be graded based on participation in virtual sessions, daily discussion boards, quizzes, tests, workplace readiness skills, etc.  More detailed grading information by program will be provided at the CTE Virtual Orientation scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 5 pm - 7 pm.  Below is the grading percentage breakdown:
    • Employability--34%
    • Competencies--33%
    • Related Instruction--33%
  • Late Work CTE Policy
    • 2 point per day from the deadline date
    • After two weeks student receives a zero
        GSST:
  • GSST grading scheme, each semester exam is 20% of the semester grade, with the remaining 80% comprising the two quarters at 40% each.
  • GSST annual grades comprise each semester grade in equal portion
  • Student grade categories will include classroom assignments, lab work, quizzes, tests, etc.
  • More information will be forthcoming in the faculty syllabi.  
        CFA/NA:
  • Students will be graded based on work completion, participation in instruction in accordance with their individualized learning plan and instructional schedule, and progress. Credit for high school credit-bearing courses will be awarded by ensuring that students have completed a majority of required standards, competencies, and objectives. The Center for Autism and Newport Academy will collaborate with local school divisions to determine and award grades in accordance with the policy adopted by each school division.  Statewide assessments and the granting of locally verified credits will be in collaboration with the local school divisions under the guidance of the Virginia Department of Education.

           

  1. How will the Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training for the 2020-2021 school year?
The Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training will be operating under Phase 2--Hybrid/Blended Learning. Please check the NHREC website for a complete schedule.

 

  1. How will the Youth Workforce Center open for the 2020-2021 school year?

The Youth Workforce Center will be operating under Phase 2--Hybrid/Blended Learning.            
Please check the NHREC website for a complete schedule.
 

  1. Will students with disabilities receive related or itinerant services outlined in their IEPs through virtual learning?
Students with disabilities will receive related services virtually in individual or small group sessions. Related service providers will also provide additional resources for families to support at-home learning.

 

  1. What learning management system will students be utilizing to facilitate learning?

New Horizons will be utilizing Canvas and Google Classrooms LMS systems this school year. Related instruction will be provided via online instruction and through a learning management system.  Teachers and students will communicate and engage in classroom activities via the learning management system. Teachers will provide feedback and grades through the system as well.  The opportunity for parents to communicate with the instructor, view assignments, and grades will also be provided.  

Career and Technical Education will primarily be utilizing Google Classroom; however, eight CTE teachers will be piloting the Canvas system this school year.

Governor’s School for Science and Technology will continue to use the Canvas system. GSST has been utilizing Canvas since 2017.

Center for Autism and Newport Academy will be utilizing Google Classroom to facilitate an online learning environment.

Phase 1 Strategies & Measures

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  • Provide an Alternative Learning Plans website and revise curricula as needed 
  • Expand and provide professional development for staff related to effective teaching practices in a virtual setting (e.g., Google Classroom, Zoom, select applications identified by curriculum leaders, effective techniques for teaching in a virtual setting). At a minimum, teachers will be expected to participate in required training, sign-up for voluntary training that is deemed to be of benefit, and use identified best practices for teaching in a virtual setting. 
  • Provide division-developed web-based resources through the lens of a parent to further assist families in the use of Chromebooks, Google Classroom, Zoom, and Parent Portal 
  • Provide division-developed web-based resources through the lens of a student to further assist students in the use of Chromebooks, Google Classroom, Zoom, and various educational applications embedded within the HCS curriculum
  • Provide division-developed web-based resources through the lens of a teacher to further assist faculty in the use of Chromebooks, Google Classroom, Zoom, and various educational applications embedded within the HCS curriculum 
  • Expand HCS Digital Learning 1:1 Program and provide Chromebooks or other devices to students in grades PreK through 12
  • Provide virtual student schedules for teaching and learning that include the creation of division-wide instructional time allocations for each level (elementary, middle, and high)
  • Issue guidance to school leadership teams regarding the revision and creation of master schedules that take into account division-wide instructional time allocations for virtual learning at each level 
  • Communicate attendance guidelines/expectations for virtual learning and share this information with families. At a minimum, students learning virtually will be expected to attend class on the assigned day(s), actively participate, and where/when appropriate, communicate with teachers via email.
  • Communicate to students and families the expectation to report technology issues in a timely manner to the HCS Technology Help Desk to schedule needed service. As a part of this process, teachers will be notified of the technology issue in order for students participating virtually to receive an excused absence when necessary.  
  • Communicate to students and families the HCS virtual classroom grading expectations regarding assignments and assessments
  • Advise families eligible to participate in the Cox Communications Connect2Compete program as well as assist them with the signup process
  • Ensure collaboration between special education teachers and regular education teachers (to include resource and elective teachers) for inclusive settings through the division’s established professional development plan 
  • Incorporate HCS Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Framework based upon which components work best in a virtual setting as well as provide resources to staff (i.e., HCS SEL Toolkit, Alternative Learning Plan site updated with additional SEL activities and resources for families and staff)
  • Provide a comprehensive system of care to identify multi-tiered, division-wide supports for student attendance, behavior, and social emotional wellbeing
  • Conduct professional learning on the Social Emotional Learning Framework and implications for implementing in a virtual setting as well as provide climate coaches in each of the schools on SEL Key Strategies
  • Provide professional learning for prioritizing and implementing Tier I Behavior Supports in a virtual setting (required training for administrators, key school leadership team members, and climate coaches)
  • Implement cleaning protocols (click here to access detailed information regarding cleaning protocols)
  • Adhere to daily staff entry protocols developed at the school level based on division guidance shared with all schools 
  • Create a database of students with medical conditions whose physicians indicated it is not safe for them to return to school 
  • Communicate guidelines to employees who are unable to return to work due to health risk factors
  • Issue guidance regarding Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and appropriate leave policies as it relates to COVID-19
  • Continue to provide alternative meal services to students of the age 18 and younger at designated sites (see Phase 1 FAQs for meal site locations) 

No extracurricular activities, to include VHSL (Virginia High School League) sports, music performances, art exhibits, music ensembles, in-person field trips, or co-curricular activities will occur in Phase 1.

 

 

Phase 2

This section outlines how HCS will operate should the school division enter into a Phase 2 teaching and learning status. In Phase 2, family preference will dictate whether students remain in a 100% virtual setting or if they attend school via a hybrid model (a combination of in-person learning and virtual learning for students in grades PreK-8, or four days of in-person learning for students in grades 9-12). Please reference grade level schedules on this page of the website for additional details.


For those students who opt to attend school via the hybrid model, a staggered return will be deployed. As noted in the table below, learners participating in the hybrid model will return to school in one of three stages. Additionally, there is no set period of time between stages, as decisions will be made using health data and an analysis of operational capacity (the division’s ability to staff classrooms).

Stage 1

(Nov. 4)

  • Select PreK-12 students with disabilities served in a self-contained environment whose families have not opted to remain 100% virtual
  • PreK-Kindergarten (all students with the exception of those families who have opted to remain virtual)

Remainder of Stage 1

(TBD)

  • PreK-12 select English Language Learners whose families have not opted to remain 100% virtual
  • Grades 1-3 (all students with the exception of those families who have opted to remain virtual)
  • Grade 6 (all students with the exception of those families who have opted to remain virtual)

Stage 2

(TBD)

  • Grades 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 (all students with the exception of those families who have opted to remain virtual)

Stage 3

(TBD)

  • Grades 10-12 (all students with the exception of those families who have opted to remain virtual)

 


Phase 2 FAQs

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This FAQ page is organized by section header. The sections are as follows: General Information, Health Procedures, Cleaning Procedures, Food Services, and Transportation.  


GENERAL INFORMATION

My child will be an in-person learner. What are the major differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2 for elementary students who will be attending school?

Your child will be attending school in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays. These will be regular school days as far as start and end times are concerned. Also, your child will be expected to participate virtually on Fridays. Students will be asked to attend school via Zoom on Fridays from 8AM to 10AM (for students who attend in-person on Mondays & Wednesdays) or from 12PM to 2PM (for students who attend in-person on Tuesdays & Thursdays).  


My child will be a 100% virtual learner. Will his/her schedule change during Phase 2?

Your child will be attending school virtually Mondays-Fridays in Phase 2. On Monday through Thursday your child will either attend virtually from 8AM to 11AM (morning session) or from 12PM to 3PM (afternoon session). Also, your child will be expected to participate virtually on Fridays. Students will be asked to attend school via Zoom on Fridays from 8AM to 10AM (for morning session students) or from 12PM to 2PM (for afternoon session students). Additionally, parents will be notified prior to a Phase 2 opening as to which session (morning or afternoon) their child will be attending. Parents may submit a request to the school regarding a morning or an afternoon session and decisions will be made pending space availability.


On the division survey my family indicated that we would like to remain all virtual, however, now we are considering returning to school for in-person learning. Is it too late to switch?

While families were informed that the decision they made via the survey for Phase 2 would be the learning model their child would remain in for the second marking period, parents can submit requests to the school’s administration for a change in placement. Such requests may be honored pending space availability. The same would hold true for a child looking to switch from in-person to all virtual. 


My child will be an in-person learner. How will I know which days of the week (Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays) my child will be assigned to attend school in person?  

Parents will be notified prior to a Phase 2 opening as to which days their child will be attending in-person learning. Parents with a day preference because of multiple children attending in-person may submit a request to the school for Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays.    


Will my child be assigned a new teacher as the school transitions to Phase 2?  

Schools will make every effort possible to keep students assigned to the same teachers they were assigned to in Phase 1. However, in Phase 2 elementary teachers will either teach in-person learners or virtual learners. If your child’s teacher is teaching all virtual learners in Phase 2, and your family opted to remain virtual for Phase 2, there is a strong likelihood that your child will be assigned the same teacher. 


Will students participating in in-person learning be taught the same standards/skills as students participating in virtual learning?
                                                                                   
Yes. Students who choose to participate in an in-person environment will be taught the same standards/skills as students who participate in a virtual environment. 


What are the division’s expectations regarding attendance in Phase 2?   

The expectation is for students to attend class for each assigned day, whether they are participating in the all virtual model or the hybrid model. 


For those students participating in in-person learning, will masks be required?

Masks will be required to be worn throughout the school day with the exception of when students are eating or when they are permitted to take off their masks during outdoor PE/recess (while maintaining 10ft of physical distancing). Schools will provide additional details regarding procedures related to breakfast and lunch, as well as expectations for the wearing of masks. To view a video on face covering expectations, click here.

I am concerned that some students in my child’s school might not take seriously the wearing of masks.

All in-person learners will be required to sign an agreement. Included in the agreement is language that stipulates when masks must be worn. The agreement also states that students who do not abide by the agreement will be moved from in-person learning to an all virtual setting.       


I understand the division has created a set of expectations in a number of different areas for Phase 2 and that there are documents and videos available to help families to get a better idea of the strategies and measures that will be in place. Where can I access these resources?     

Documents outlining the division’s protocols and expectations are located on the Fall 2020 Return-to-School Plan website under the Quicklinks button at the top of the webpage. In addition, videos explaining the division’s protocols and expectations are located on the HCS YouTube channel under the HCS Fall 2020 - Need to Know playlist. 


What changes to visitor procedures will occur in Phase 2?  

All schools will continue to schedule appointments for office visits. To help facilitate physical distancing, guests will not be permitted in classrooms, the cafeteria, or other areas of the building.


How will guests be admitted to the building?
Facial coverings must be worn by all guests. In order to practice physical distancing we ask that you contact the school to schedule an appointment prior to visiting the office. Virtual appointments are encouraged as well. As we move forward with phased re-entry, schools and/or the division will keep parents and our community abreast of changes through frequent communication. 


What if my child arrives late or has an early dismissal?                                             
Parents/guardians will be requested to notify the school the morning of the day an early dismissal will be needed. For late arrivals or early pickups, parents/guardians are to follow the school-specific procedures. Families can expect to receive additional guidance from their school’s principal regarding guest visitation.   


What strategies will be implemented for arrival and dismissal to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff?
Students and staff will be expected to wear a face covering upon arrival to school and at dismissal. All students will be monitored to ensure physical distancing as they move between cars/buses and their classrooms, following the directions of school personnel.


What occurs if the classroom teacher is out of school?
                                                                      
The use of substitute teachers will be needed at times. Substitute teachers are required to follow the same guidelines for all teachers and staff. Specific training will be provided to ensure consistency with division wide protocols.


Will staff be required to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing in the classroom and throughout the building?
Yes. All staff will wear face coverings and adhere to the three-foot physical distancing expectation in Phase 2 in-person learning.  


For in-person learners, what decisions have been made regarding physical distancing in the classrooms?                

Students will have defined independent spaces, to include assigned chairs. Staff will ensure students remain three feet away from their peers. Placement of desks will meet this requirement and ensure students face forward during whole group instruction. Small group learning will occur with a group size small enough to accommodate physical distancing expectations (e.g., two to three students at the small group table instead of six).


How will IEPs be addressed for students with disabilities as well as 504s for students who have these plans?                          
Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) will receive special education services as outlined in individual learning plans. Students will receive collaborative and/or small group instruction from special education teachers and service providers based upon individual student needs. Services rendered by a certified special education teacher are counted as service minutes per the student’s least restrictive environment (LRE). Teachers will continue to follow the accommodations and/or modifications set forth in students’ IEPs. For example, teachers who support students with hearing impairments will be expected to wear a microphone. 

Students with 504 plans will receive educational services based on their individualized accommodations.


My child is an English Language Learner. How will my child's needs be met?                       
Students who are identified English Learners (ELs) and receive support from an EL teacher will continue to receive those supports. Teachers will provide push-in, pull-out, collaborative teaching, and other forms of direct language support. Students’ limited English proficiency plans will be followed as well as all classroom and testing accommodations.


Will my child’s personal items (e.g., coat, bookbag, supply box) be stored away from others?    
     
Yes. Teachers will ensure items are stored in isolation. Each school will communicate classroom-specific information regarding this matter. Additionally, students will be asked to bring and maintain their own personal school supplies.


Will my child use school-supplied materials (e.g., textbooks, art materials, sports equipment, instruments) that will be shared by other students?                                                                    
Yes. Students may use materials and equipment that will have been used by other students. These materials will be sanitized by staff between use. All materials will be “individual use” during the designated learning period, then sanitized prior to another student using the materials. 


Will in-person learners have recess during the school day?                                                      
Yes. Students will be provided a minimum of 20 minutes of indoor or outdoor recess each day. Students will wash hands/sanitize before and after recess. Face coverings are required during recess with the exception that if at least six (6) feet of physical distance can be maintained during all activity, students may not need their face covering.


What safety precautions will be in place for restrooms?
                                                                     
All restrooms will be frequently cleaned throughout the school day following HCS cleaning protocols. Students will be monitored and their access will be limited based on the size of the school facilities. Students will wear their face coverings while transitioning and using the restroom. 


Will assemblies, extracurricular activities, athletics, and field trips take place during Phase 2?

Large gatherings that are not in accordance with guidance from health organizations will not be held.  


Will students be traveling to resource classes or staying in one classroom?                            
This may vary depending on schools and/or classes. For example, some schools have gymnasiums and some do not. In many instances, resource teachers will be reporting to in-person learners’ classrooms to limit the amount of transitions in hallways.


Does my child need to take the Chromebook back/forth to school on the days they attend in-person?                                        
Possibly. Students in grades 4 and 5 will be expected to have their device each day, at home and at school. Students in grades PreK through 3 may have to travel with their assigned device to and from school to complete given tasks. It is important that students have an opportunity to utilize their Chromebook under the direction of their classroom teacher to maximize their understanding of the functions and logistics of the systems they will have to access independently at home for work completion. 


HEALTH PROCEDURES

What communication and follow-up will occur if a student in my child’s classroom has a confirmed case of COVID-19?       
Cases will be handled individually depending on the particulars of the exposure or outbreak. Communication will include the school nurse notifying the Coordinator of Health Services, who will in turn notify HCS Division Leadership. The Coordinator of Health Services will immediately contact the Hampton Health Department with the information and particulars related to staff and student contact (HCS Guidelines for COVID-19 Related Illnesses and Return to School or Work). 

Should the decision be made to close a classroom, school, or the division, HCS will notify impacted families in the form of a letter as well as an automated phone call. The HCS Chief of Operations (Dr. Daniel Bowling, dbowling@hampton.k12.va.us, (757) 850-5123 or 850-5124) will be contacted to begin the established cleaning procedures.

Will HCS conduct daily health screenings before students and staff enter the school or buildings?
HCS will require all staff and parents/guardians to utilize a health questionnaire tool to determine if individuals should be going to school or reporting to work. Parents/Guardians are required to complete the Digital Health Assessment Questionnaire DAILY via the ParentSquare app BEFORE their child(ren) comes to school. The employee questionnaire/checklist is located on the staff website under “Health Questionnaires.” Anyone who is ill MUST stay home and self quarantine, following any recommended medical direction.

Will HCS require masks or face coverings?                                                                                    
Yes. Face coverings will be required for all employees, visitors, and students in HCS buildings and offices. One cloth face covering will be provided for each student participating in in-person learning at the beginning of the school year, with the expectation that parents will provide additional face coverings for their children as needed. The Health Services website contains instructions on how to assist students in becoming more comfortable regarding the wearing of a cloth mask. In a Phase 2 school opening, HCS will require that students have a face covering upon boarding a bus or entering the school building. 

What if a student or staff member becomes sick during the school day?                                     
If a student or staff member becomes sick after being in school, they will be sent to the school nurse for an assessment. If it is determined that they have COVID-like symptoms, students will be placed in a separate clinic “CARE room” until the parent is able to pick up their child. It is very important to ensure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and multiple points of contact to ensure students can be picked up in a timely manner. Families will receive a letter from the nurse outlining the requirements for returning to school, including being fever-free for three days without fever-reducing medication and quarantined for 14 days after symptoms started or positive COVID result. Students and staff must also be rescreened by the nurse before being approved to return to school.

What will happen if a student tests positive for COVID-19 and has been in a school building?
The school nurse once notified of a COVID case will contact the parent of the child. She/he will get more details if there are symptoms, had they come in contact with anyone who was known positive for COVID and specific details of when in class, mask on, etc. She/he will also talk with the teacher(s) and review the class schedule. Once all the details have been obtained, she/he will inform the principal (if they do not already know) and will contact the Director of Health Services who will be in contact with the Hampton Health Department (HHD). Once it is determined what should take place parents will be notified via letter and phone call, as well as staff in the classroom(s)/school. Per CDC and HHD, quarantine/isolation will occur for the appropriate staff and students. The nurse is required to reevaluate before the student(s) can be cleared to return to school.

Should I be concerned about my child taking required medication at school?                            
No. Schools will stagger and schedule times for medication disbursement to limit the number of students in the clinic at one time, following physical distancing protocols.

What are the division’s expectations regarding hand-washing or hand sanitizer?           
Handwashing signage has been placed throughout each school building to encourage students and school personnel in this effort. Soap at handwashing stations has been upgraded to an antimicrobial grade soap. Hand sanitizer stations have been added to various locations within each school. All hand sanitizer will meet the CDC requirements for alcohol content. All classrooms will be provided disinfectant wipes for teachers to assist in the sanitizing of student work stations.


CLEANING PROCEDURES

What cleaning procedures does HCS have in place to address the COVID-19 virus?            
Once the pandemic was identified in the spring of 2020, the HCS Chief of Operations, Dr. Daniel Bowling, began working to upgrade cleaning equipment and the ordering of hospital-grade cleaning solutions. HCS has developed a very thorough plan for cleaning the school buildings throughout the day as well as enhanced cleaning each evening and during the weekends. HCS custodians will continue to participate in professional training on effective cleaning practices related to the COVID virus. 

Frequently touched areas within school buildings will receive additional attention for cleaning purposes. These “frequent touch points” will be sanitized with quaternary-based disinfectant and disposable cloths. Custodial staff have identified “frequent touch points” to include, but not limited to, the following: door handles, counters, table/desk tops, light switches, keyboards (electronics), chairs, cafeteria tables, and bathrooms. Additionally, HCS Health Services has created guidelines on cleaning the clinics and “CARE rooms” during the day when students are present. Click here to access detailed information regarding the division’s cleaning protocols.


FOOD SERVICES


Will the school division continue to provide meal services during Phase 2?   

In-person Meal Service for Breakfast - Students will be provided a Grab & Go breakfast bag. Grab & Go breakfast bags will contain the complete breakfast meal. Breakfast will be distributed from the cafeteria serving line, carts, kiosks, or delivered to the classroom.

In-Person Meal Service for Lunch - Students will be provided a Grab & Go lunch. Lunch entrée options along with vegetables and fruits will be provided in a to-go container. The to-go meal container will be placed in a bag with milk to assist students with carrying their meal to their classroom or designated area for consumption.


Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided at no cost to students who attend school in-person and virtual. Additionally, curbside and bus stop meal service will continue for students who continue virtual learning.


How will students eat breakfast and lunch?
                                                                              
Physical distancing measures will continue to be in place and meal services will continue to be provided. Cafeterias may be used and will provide appropriate student spacing at least three feet apart. Staggered lunch times may be used as well to allow for physical/social distancing. Food service staff will be providing students all menu items to include milk and condiments. Facial coverings will be required except while consuming meals. Meals will be served in a Grab & Go bag, or a covered to-go container. The use of open trays is not allowed during our phased re-entry meal service.


TRANSPORTATION

I plan to have my child ride the bus in Phase 2. What will be the protocols for bus riders?  

Students will be asked to sit one to a seat and be seated by the window. Siblings may sit two to a seat. All students will be required to wear masks at bus stops and when they board and are riding the bus. The driver will load the students in such a way that the seats in the rear are occupied first. To view a video of our bus riding procedures, please click here.  

When will bus routes become available and how can I access them?                                        
Bus routes will be available on Monday, October 26. Parents will be able to access bus stop information by visiting Web Query on our HCS website. (Once on the HCS homepage, select the PARENTS tab and then choose the BUS STOPS & ZONING LINK.) Our Transportation Call Center will be open on Monday, October 26 from 7AM to 5PM to assist parents for additional questions and information at 727-1079.

I understand that bus capacity will be limited in Phase 2 due to physical distancing requirements. If a large percentage of families select the in-person learning option, will my child/children be guaranteed transportation to school on an HCS bus?  If a large percentage of families select the in-person learning option versus the virtual learning model, the division may not be able to transport all students to school. The results of the parent survey will provide the division with the information it needs for planning purposes. As noted in the survey, one option in the transportation section is for parents to indicate whether they will transport their child to and from school. The more families who are in a position to transport their child, the more likely the division is able to provide transportation for those families who, through the survey, request transportation on an HCS bus. 

What will happen if a child refuses to wear a face covering?                                                        
The child will be transported to his/her school and the administration will be informed so that they can take the necessary corrective action.  

Will bus drivers be taking students' temperatures prior to students boarding buses?                             
No. Drivers will not be taking students’ temperatures. As outlined in the division’s COVID-19 Health Mitigation Strategies document, each day prior to leaving home, parents are asked to walk through the student questionnaire to help determine whether students are exhibiting symptoms of illness.  

Will large capacity hand sanitizer containers be installed on school buses?                                        
No. Large containers of alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be an accelerant in a fire and, as a result, are not permitted on school buses. If alcohol-based hand sanitation is used on school buses, it should be dispensed in a clear plastic container that holds 12 ounces or less. Students will be permitted to bring travel size hand sanitizers onto the bus.

What cleaning procedures will the HCS Transportation Department use to clean buses? How often will the cleaning of buses occur?                                                                                                           
All buses will be cleaned thoroughly with high-grade cleaning solutions after the completion of the morning routes and then again after the completion of the afternoon routes. Drivers and bus attendants will wipe down “high-touch” areas between bus routes. 

Will my child be able to ride home with a friend/family member who is not on their assigned bus route?
No. Due to the physical distancing requirements in effect, bus capacity will be limited. As a result, students will not be able to ride home on another student’s bus. 


This FAQ page is organized by section header. The sections are as follows: General Information, Health Procedures, Cleaning Procedures, Food Services, and Transportation.  


GENERAL INFORMATION

My child will be an in-person learner. What are the major differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2 for middle school students who will be attending school?

Your child will be attending school in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays. These will be regular school days as far as start and end times are concerned. Also, your child will be expected to participate virtually on Fridays. Please see the detailed schedule on this website. 


My child is a middle school student who will be a 100% virtual learner in Phase 2. Will his/her schedule change during Phase 2?

Your child will be attending school virtually on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in Phase 2. These will be regular school days as far as start and end times are concerned, so each class will be 30 minutes longer than in Phase 1. Please see the detailed schedule on this website. 


My child is in high school. What will this schedule look like for both in-person learners and 100% virtual learners?

Both groups of students will attend school Monday through Thursday on a normal schedule. The in-person learners will report to campus to attend class, while the virtual learners will “Zoom into” the classroom. The division has purchased additional technologies for all high school teachers to ensure virtual learners are able to actively participate in lessons. For example, webcams and high fidelity wireless headsets will be used by teachers. Teachers will receive training on this technology as well as effective strategies for engaging both sets of learners. Fridays will be set aside for office hours, counseling, and remediation for select students. 

 

On the division survey my family indicated that we would like to remain all virtual, however, now we are considering returning to school for in-person learning. Is it too late to switch?

While families were informed that the decision they made via the survey for Phase 2 would be the learning model their child would remain in for the second marking period, parents can submit requests to the school’s administration for a change in placement. Such requests may be honored pending space availability.  


Will my middle school child be assigned a new teacher as the school transitions to Phase 2?  

Schools will make every effort possible to keep students assigned to the same teachers they were assigned to in Phase 1. At the middle school level, students’ schedules may be changed as far as when certain courses are held, but more than likely your child will have the same teachers they were assigned in Phase 1.

Will students participating in in-person learning be taught the same standards/skills as students participating in virtual learning?                                                                                    
Yes. Students who choose to participate in an in-person environment will be taught the same standards/skills as students who participate in a virtual environment. 

What are the division’s expectations regarding attendance in Phase 2?   

The expectation is for students to attend class for each assigned day, whether they are participating in the all virtual model or the hybrid model. 


For those students participating in in-person learning, will masks be required?

Masks will be required to be worn throughout the school day with the exception of when students are eating or when they are permitted to take off their masks during outdoor PE/recess (while maintaining 10ft of physical distancing). Schools will provide additional details regarding procedures related to breakfast and lunch, as well as expectations for the wearing of masks. To view a video on face covering expectations, click here


I am concerned that some students in my child’s school might not take seriously the wearing of masks.

All in-person learners will be required to sign an agreement. Included in the agreement is language that stipulates when masks must be worn. The agreement also states that students who do not abide by the agreement will be moved from in-person learning to an all virtual setting.       


I understand the division has created a set of expectations in a number of different areas for Phase 2 and that there are documents and videos available to help families to get a better idea of the strategies and measures that will be in place. Where can I access these resources?     

Documents outlining the division’s protocols and expectations are located on the Fall 2020 Return-to-School Plan website under the Quicklinks button at the top of the webpage. In addition, videos explaining the division’s protocols and expectations are located on the HCS YouTube channel under the HCS Fall 2020 - Need to Know playlist. 


What changes to visitor procedures will occur in Phase 2?  

All schools will continue to schedule appointments for office visits. To help facilitate physical distancing, guests will not be permitted in classrooms, the cafeteria, or other areas of the building.

How will guests be admitted to the building?                                                                                    
Facial coverings must be worn by all guests. In order to practice physical distancing we ask that you contact the school to schedule an appointment prior to visiting the office. Virtual appointments are encouraged as well. As we move forward with phased re-entry, schools and/or the division will keep parents and our community abreast of changes through frequent communication. 

What if my child arrives late or has an early dismissal?                                             
Parents/guardians will be requested to notify the school the morning of the day an early dismissal will be needed. For late arrivals or early pickups, parents/guardians are to follow the school-specific procedures. Families can expect to receive additional guidance from their school’s principal regarding guest visitation.   

What strategies will be implemented for arrival and dismissal to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff?
Students and staff will be expected to wear a face covering upon arrival to school and at dismissal. All students will be monitored to ensure physical distancing as they move between cars/buses and their classrooms, following the directions of school personnel.

What occurs if the classroom teacher is out of school?                                                                       
The use of substitute teachers will be needed at times. Substitute teachers are required to follow the same guidelines for all teachers and staff. Specific training will be provided to ensure consistency with division wide protocols.

Will staff be required to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing in the classroom and throughout the building?
Yes. All staff will wear face coverings and adhere to the three-foot physical distancing expectation in Phase 2 in-person learning.  

For in-person learners, what decisions have been made regarding physical distancing in the classrooms?                

Students will have defined independent spaces, to include assigned chairs. Staff will ensure students remain three feet away from their peers. Placement of desks will meet this requirement and ensure students face forward during whole group instruction.  

How will IEPs be addressed for students with disabilities as well as 504s for students who have these plans?
Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) will receive special education services as outlined in individual learning plans. Students will receive collaborative and/or small group instruction from special education teachers and service providers based upon individual student needs. Services rendered by a certified special education teacher are counted as service minutes per the student’s least restrictive environment (LRE). Teachers will continue to follow the accommodations and/or modifications set forth in students’ IEPs. For example, teachers who support students with hearing impairments will be expected to wear a microphone. 

Students with 504 plans will receive educational services based on their individualized accommodations.

My child is an English Language Learner. How will my child's needs be met?                       
Students who are identified English Learners (ELs) and receive support from an EL teacher will continue to receive those supports. Teachers will provide push-in, pull-out, collaborative teaching, and other forms of direct language support. Students’ limited English proficiency plans will be followed as well as all classroom and testing accommodations.

Will my child use school-supplied materials (e.g., textbooks, art materials, sports equipment, instruments) that will be shared by other students?                                                                    
Yes. Students may use materials and equipment that will have been used by other students. These materials will be sanitized by staff between use. All materials will be “individual use” during the designated learning period, then sanitized prior to another student using the materials. 

What safety precautions will be in place for restrooms?                                                                      
All restrooms will be frequently cleaned throughout the school day following HCS cleaning protocols. Students will be monitored and their access will be limited based on the size of the school facilities. Students will wear their face coverings while transitioning and using the restroom. 

Will assemblies, extracurricular activities, athletics, and field trips take place during Phase 2?
Large gatherings that are not in accordance with guidance from health organizations will not be held. Please see the section below on high school athletics for additional details.   


HEALTH PROCEDURES

What communication and follow-up will occur if a student in my child’s classroom has a confirmed case of COVID-19?     
Cases will be handled individually depending on the particulars of the exposure or outbreak. Communication will include the school nurse notifying the Coordinator of Health Services, who will in turn notify HCS Division Leadership. The Coordinator of Health Services will immediately contact the Hampton Health Department with the information and particulars related to staff and student contact (HCS Guidelines for COVID-19 Related Illnesses and Return to School or Work). 

Should the decision be made to close a classroom, school, or the division, HCS will notify impacted families in the form of a letter as well as an automated phone call. The HCS Chief of Operations (Dr. Daniel Bowling, dbowling@hampton.k12.va.us, (757) 850-5123 or 850-5124) will be contacted to begin the established cleaning procedures.

Will HCS conduct daily health screenings before students and staff enter the school or buildings?
HCS will require all staff and parents/guardians to utilize a health questionnaire tool to determine if individuals should be going to school or reporting to work. Parents/Guardians are required to complete the Digital Health Assessment Questionnaire DAILY via the ParentSquare app BEFORE their child(ren) comes to school. The employee questionnaire/checklist is located on the staff website under “Health Questionnaires.” Anyone who is ill MUST stay home and self quarantine, following any recommended medical direction.

Will HCS require masks or face coverings?                                                                                    
Yes. Face coverings will be required for all employees, visitors, and students in HCS buildings and offices. One cloth face covering will be provided for each student participating in in-person learning at the beginning of the school year, with the expectation that parents will provide additional face coverings for their children as needed. The Health Services website contains instructions on how to assist students in becoming more comfortable regarding the wearing of a cloth mask. In a Phase 2 school opening, HCS will require that students have a face covering upon boarding a bus or entering the school building. 

What if a student or staff member becomes sick during the school day?                                     
If a student or staff member becomes sick after being in school, they will be sent to the school nurse for an assessment. If it is determined that they have COVID-like symptoms, students will be placed in a separate clinic “CARE room” until the parent is able to pick up their child. It is very important to ensure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and multiple points of contact to ensure students can be picked up in a timely manner. Families will receive a letter from the nurse outlining the requirements for returning to school, including being fever-free for three days without fever-reducing medication and quarantined for 14 days after symptoms started or positive COVID result. Students and staff must also be rescreened by the nurse before being approved to return to school.

What will happen if a student tests positive for COVID-19 and has been in a school building?
The school nurse once notified of a COVID case will contact the parent of the child. She/he will get more details if there are symptoms, had they come in contact with anyone who was known positive for COVID and specific details of when in class, mask on, etc. She/he will also talk with the teacher(s) and review the class schedule. Once all the details have been obtained, she/he will inform the principal (if they do not already know) and will contact the Director of Health Services who will be in contact with the Hampton Health Department (HHD). Once it is determined what should take place parents will be notified via letter and phone call, as well as staff in the classroom(s)/school. Per CDC and HHD, quarantine/isolation will occur for the appropriate staff and students. The nurse is required to reevaluate before the student(s) can be cleared to return to school.

Should I be concerned about my child taking required medication at school?                            
No. Schools will stagger and schedule times for medication disbursement to limit the number of students in the clinic at one time, following physical distancing protocols.

What are the division’s expectations regarding hand-washing or hand sanitizer?           
Handwashing signage has been placed throughout each school building to encourage students and school personnel in this effort. Soap at handwashing stations has been upgraded to an antimicrobial grade soap. Hand sanitizer stations have been added to various locations within each school. All hand sanitizer will meet the CDC requirements for alcohol content. All classrooms will be provided disinfectant wipes for teachers to assist in the sanitizing of student work stations.


CLEANING PROCEDURES

What cleaning procedures does HCS have in place to address the COVID-19 virus?            
Once the pandemic was identified in the spring of 2020, the HCS Chief of Operations, Dr. Daniel Bowling, began working to upgrade cleaning equipment and the ordering of hospital-grade cleaning solutions. HCS has developed a very thorough plan for cleaning the school buildings throughout the day as well as enhanced cleaning each evening and during the weekends. HCS custodians will continue to participate in professional training on effective cleaning practices related to the COVID virus. 

Frequently touched areas within school buildings will receive additional attention for cleaning purposes. These “frequent touch points” will be sanitized with quaternary-based disinfectant and disposable cloths. Custodial staff have identified “frequent touch points” to include, but not limited to, the following: door handles, counters, table/desk tops, light switches, keyboards (electronics), chairs, cafeteria tables, and bathrooms. Additionally, HCS Health Services has created guidelines on cleaning the clinics and “CARE rooms” during the day when students are present. Click here to access detailed information regarding the division’s cleaning protocols.


FOOD SERVICES


Will the school division continue to provide meal services during Phase 2?   

In-person Meal Service for Breakfast - Students will be provided a Grab & Go breakfast bag. Grab & Go breakfast bags will contain the complete breakfast meal. Breakfast will be distributed from the cafeteria serving line, carts, kiosks, or delivered to the classroom.


In-Person Meal Service for Lunch - Students will be provided a Grab & Go lunch. Lunch entrée options along with vegetables and fruits will be provided in a to-go container. The to-go meal container will be placed in a bag with milk to assist students with carrying their meal to their classroom or designated area for consumption.


Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided at no cost to students who attend school in-person and virtual. Additionally, curbside and bus stop meal service will continue for students who continue virtual learning.


How will students eat breakfast and lunch?
                                                                              
Physical distancing measures will continue to be in place and meal services will continue to be provided. Cafeterias may be used and will provide appropriate student spacing at least three feet apart. Staggered lunch times may be used as well to allow for physical/social distancing. Food service staff will be providing students all menu items to include milk and condiments. Facial coverings will be required except while consuming meals. Meals will be served in a Grab & Go bag, or a covered to-go container. The use of open trays is not allowed during our phased re-entry meal service.


TRANSPORTATION

I plan to have my child ride the bus in Phase 2. What will be the protocols for bus riders?
Students will be asked to sit one to a seat and be seated by the window. Siblings may sit two to a seat. All students will be required to wear masks at bus stops and when they board and are riding the bus. The driver will load the students in such a way that the seats in the rear are occupied first. To view a video of our bus riding procedures, please click here.  

When will bus routes become available and how can I access them?                                        
Bus routes will be available on Monday, October 26. Parents will be able to access bus stop information by visiting Web Query on our HCS website. (Once on the HCS homepage, select the PARENTS tab and then choose the BUS STOPS & ZONING LINK.) Our Transportation Call Center will be open on Monday, October 26 from 7AM to 5PM to assist parents for additional questions and information at 727-1079.

I understand that bus capacity will be limited in Phase 2 due to physical distancing requirements. If a large percentage of families select the in-person learning option, will my child/children be guaranteed transportation to school on an HCS bus?
If a large percentage of families select the in-person learning option versus the virtual learning model, the division may not be able to transport all students to school. The results of the parent survey will provide the division with the information it needs for planning purposes. As noted in the survey, one option in the transportation section is for parents to indicate whether they will transport their child to and from school. The more families who are in a position to transport their child, the more likely the division is able to provide transportation for those families who, through the survey, request transportation on an HCS bus. 

What will happen if a child refuses to wear a face covering?                                                        
The child will be transported to his/her school and the administration will be informed so that they can take the necessary corrective action.  

Will bus drivers be taking students' temperatures prior to students boarding buses?                             
No. Drivers will not be taking students’ temperatures. As outlined in the division’s COVID-19 Health Mitigation Strategies document, each day prior to leaving home, parents are asked to walk through the student questionnaire to help determine whether students are exhibiting symptoms of illness.  

Will large capacity hand sanitizer containers be installed on school buses?                                        
No. Large containers of alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be an accelerant in a fire and, as a result, are not permitted on school buses. If alcohol-based hand sanitation is used on school buses, it should be dispensed in a clear plastic container that holds 12 ounces or less. Students will be permitted to bring travel size hand sanitizers onto the bus.

What cleaning procedures will the HCS Transportation Department use to clean buses? How often will the cleaning of buses occur?                                                                                                           
All buses will be cleaned thoroughly with high-grade cleaning solutions after the completion of the morning routes and then again after the completion of the afternoon routes. Drivers and bus attendants will wipe down “high-touch” areas between bus routes. 

Will my child be able to ride home with a friend/family member who is not on their assigned bus route?
No. Due to the physical distancing requirements in effect, bus capacity will be limited. As a result, students will not be able to ride home on another student’s bus. 


ATHLETICS


How will out-of-season practices take place with the risk of COVID-19?

All persons involved in practices will be screened prior to the start of any activity. It is asked that, when possible, all persons wear a face covering and practice social distancing (at least 10 feet away).


What will screening before practices include?

All persons involved will have their temperatures taken by the designated Athletic Trainer and/or assigned personnel prior to practice. In addition, a daily questionnaire will be completed and documented for each person. 


How else will coaches and staff minimize the risk of COVID-19?

In addition to face coverings and social distancing, coaches and staff will wear PPE (personal protective equipment), when possible, and ensure that frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected.  


How will out-of-season practices reduce physical closeness and contact between players and/or coaches?

Our coaching staff will work diligently to make the focus on building individual skills, keep students in small groups, possibly stagger arrival/drop-off times, utilize tape or cones on the floors or playing fields to ensure coaches and players stay 10 feet apart, and discourage unnecessary physical contact, such as high-fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs. There will be no overlap in practice/weight-lifting times between teams to assure for proper sanitation between groups of athletes. 


Will the schools be hosting physicals for students?

No. Sports physicals will not be conducted in schools during the first semester of the school year.


What resources are going to be accessible and readily available for coaches, staff, and athletes?

Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, gloves, and masks will be available at the entrance of the facility as well as in frequently trafficked areas.


How will teams minimize excess contact with others with sporting equipment?

There will be adequate supplies of shared items to minimize unnecessary contact. Coaches will limit use of supplies and equipment to one group of players at a time and clean and disinfect between uses.


Should my child bring their own water bottle?

At this time, to minimize unnecessary contact, schools will not provide shared water bottles. It is recommended that students bring their own water bottles in this phase. 


Will there be a fall sports season in Phase 2?

The VHSL revised the sports seasons this school year. All winter sports will begin December 7 and conclude February 20. All fall sports will begin February 4 and conclude April 17. All spring sports will begin April 12 and conclude June 26. 


Are parents allowed to attend practices or meetings to monitor their children?

Parents may not attend indoor or outdoor practices during Phase 2. HCS will not have staffing to police spectators on facemasks and social distancing. Concerns regarding practice should be sent to the school’s athletic director.


What is the protocol for notifying parents if another athlete or coach is diagnosed with COVID 19?

During daily screening, if an athlete or a coach screens positive for symptoms or an elevated fever they will be moved to a designated location to receive further instruction. At that time, parents and/or guardians of minors will be contacted. The Athletic Trainer will inform the appropriate party that they are to leave campus and contact their medical care provider. They will be able to advise if testing is necessary, or if a fourteen day quarantine should ensue. Documentation from a licensed health care provider will be required for return to athletics.


If a coach or player is diagnosed with COVID 19, will all coaches and players be required to quarantine for 14 days?

If there is a confirmed case, contact tracing efforts will be enacted. We will reference the daily screening forms and contact all who are presumed to have been in contact with the athlete and/or coach. This will likely require a 14-day quarantine period. 


Will my child be penalized for not attending off-season workouts?

No. The off season workouts are not mandatory. Student athletes will not be penalized for not attending.


PreK-5 In-Person & Virtual Instructional Schedules


The schedules below provide families with an idea about how time allocations will be appropriated in Phase 2 for both in-person and 100% virtual learners in grades PreK-5. Variability is expected depending on school start and end times as well as school master schedules (i.e., what time of the day in-person learners are to have lunch or participate in their resource classes). Families are encouraged to review the Phase 2 Elementary FAQ section of the Return-to-School website for additional details regarding teaching and learning as well as information related to bus transportation, food services, cleaning, and safety protocols associated with this phase of re-entry. 


The elementary schedules are broken into one or more grade spans. Schedules appear in the following order: PreK, Grades K-2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5. Additionally, there are two schedules for each grade level/grade span for kindergarten through Grade 5. For these grade levels, the first sample schedule is for in-person learners while the second sample schedule is for 100% virtual learners


Sample PreK Teacher Schedule Phase 2 

(This schedule does not account for asynchronous learning time.

 In-person learning learning times are based on an early start school.)

Monday

Group 1

Tuesday

Group 2

Wednesday

Group 1

Thursday

Group 2

Friday

Group 1 & Group 2 

7:30AM-2:05PM

On campus


8:00AM-11:00AM

Virtually


(12PM-2PM Virtual Remediation for select students in Group 1 & Group 2)

7:30AM-2:05PM

On campus


8:00AM-11:00AM

Virtually


(12PM-2PM Virtual Remediation for select students in Group 1 & Group 2)

Group 2 Virtually (8AM-10AM)


Group 1 Virtually (12PM-2PM)

PreK students participating in in-person learning will attend school on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays based on start and dismissal times for their assigned school. These students will also attend school virtually on Fridays from 12PM-2PM.


PreK students participating in virtual learning will participate via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8AM-11AM. These students will also attend school virtually on Fridays from 8AM-10AM.


Selected students will be invited to participate in virtual remediation sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between the hours of 12PM-2PM. Parents will be provided with advance notification when students are asked to participate in remediation.

Grades K-2 Sample In-Person Learning Schedule (for an early start school)  


Group 1 reports to school on M/W with at-home learning on T/TH. 

Group 2 reports to school on T/Th with at-home learning at home on M/W.

All students will report virtually via Zoom on Friday as noted: Group 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 and Group 2 from 12:00 to 2:00.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


Time

Friday

7:30 - 7:45

[15 minutes]

MORNING MEETING

__

MORNING MEETING

__


MORNING MEETING

8:00 - 8:15 OR 12:00 - 12:15

7:45 - 9:00

[75 minutes]

Math

Asynchronous Learning

Math

Asynchronous Learning


8:15 - 9:00

[Group 1, 45 minutes]


12:15 - 1:00

[Group 2, 45 minutes]

Math

9:05 - 10:35

[90 minutes]

Reading - Small Groups & Phonics

Asynchronous Learning

Reading - Small Groups & Phonics

Asynchronous Learning


9:00 - 10:00

[Group 1, 60 minutes]


1:00 - 2:00

[Group 2, 60 minutes]

Reading/

Social Studies

10:35 - 11:05

[30 minutes]

Read Aloud integrated with Social Studies 

Asynchronous Learning

Read Aloud integrated with Social Studies

Asynchronous Learning


11:05 - 11:35

[30 minutes]

Writing

Asynchronous Learning

Writing

Asynchronous Learning


LUNCH (11:45 - 12:15) [30 minutes]


10:00 - 11:00

[60 minutes]


AND


2:00 - 3:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/

Remediation

RECESS (12:20 - 12:50) [30 minutes]


1:00 - 1:45

[45 minutes]

Resource (PE, Art, Library, or Music)

Asynchronous Learning

Resource (PE, Art, Library, or Music)

Asynchronous Learning


1:45 - 2:05

Review Asynchronous Science Learning

Asynchronous Learning

Review Asynchronous Science Learning

Asynchronous Learning




Grades K-2 Sample 100% Virtual Learning Schedule (for all elementary schools)  


Note: Students will meet via Zoom with their teachers Mondays-Fridays as noted below. Group 1 will meet from 8:00 to 11:00 and 

Group 2 will meet from 12:00 to 3:00. Note: Friday hours are reduced to account for team planning and/or remediation.  

Flex modules include resource classes (e.g., art, music, physical education, library) as well as core content subject areas.

GROUP 1

TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


TIME

Friday

8:00 - 8:15

[15 minutes]

MORNING MEETING


8:00 - 8:15

[15 minutes]

MORNING MEETING

8:15 - 9:30

[75 minutes]

Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 


8:15 - 9:00

[45 minutes]

Math


9:35 - 11:00

[85 minutes]

Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading


9:00 - 10:00

[60 minutes]

Reading/Social Studies Whole Group/ Writing Whole Group Or 

Small Group Instruction


Independent Work Time

*Independent work time should be used for resource flex modules and other independent learning experiences inclusive of other courses as assigned.

Flex Modules - Independent Learning


Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning


10:00 - 11:00

[60 minutes]


Team Planning/Remediation

TEACHER PLANNING AND LUNCH (11:00 to 12:00)

GROUP 2

TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


TIME

Friday

Independent Work Time

*Independent work time should be used for resource flex modules and other independent learning experiences inclusive of other courses as assigned.

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning


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12:00 - 12:15

[15 minutes]

AFTERNOON MEETING


12:00 - 12:15

[15 minutes]

AFTERNOON MEETING

12:15-1:30

[75 minutes]

Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 


12:15 - 1:00

[45 minutes]

Math


1:35 - 3:00

[85 minutes]

Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading & Social Studies Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading


1:00 - 2:00

[60 minutes]

Reading/Social Studies Whole Group/ Writing Whole Group Or 

Small Group Instruction



2:00 - 3:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/Remediation



Grade 3 Sample In-Person Learning Schedule (for an early start school)  


Group 1 reports to school on M/W with at-home learning on T/TH. 

Group 2 reports to school on T/Th with at-home learning at home on M/W.

All students will report virtually via Zoom on Friday as noted: Group 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 and Group 2 from 12:00 to 2:00.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


Time

Friday

7:30 - 7:45

[15 minutes]

MORNING MEETING

__

MORNING MEETING

__


MORNING MEETING

8:00 - 8:15 OR 12:00 - 12:15

7:45 - 9:00

[75 minutes]

Math

Asynchronous Learning

Math

Asynchronous Learning


8:15 - 9:00

[Group 1, 45 minutes]


12:15 - 1:00

[Group 2, 45 minutes]

Math

9:05 - 10:35

[90 minutes]

Reading - Small Group & Phonics

Asynchronous Learning

Reading - Small Group & Phonics

Asynchronous Learning


9:00 - 10:00

[Group 1, 60 minutes]


1:00 - 2:00

[Group 2, 60 minutes]

Reading/ Writing Whole Group

10:35 - 11:05

[30 minutes]

Read Aloud & Vocabulary 

Asynchronous Learning

Read Aloud & Vocabulary

Asynchronous Learning


11:05 - 11:35

[30 minutes]

Shared Reading & Writing

Asynchronous Learning

Shared Reading & Writing

Asynchronous Learning


LUNCH (11:45 - 12:15) [30 minutes]


10:00 - 11:00

[60 minutes]


OR


2:00 - 3:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/

Remediation

RECESS (12:20 - 12:50) [30 minutes]


1:00 - 1:45

[45 minutes]

Resource (PE, Art, Library, or Music)

Asynchronous Learning

Resource (PE, Art, Library, or Music)

Asynchronous Learning


1:45 - 2:05

[20 minutes]


Review Asynchronous Science/Social Studies Learning

Asynchronous Learning

Review Asynchronous Science/Social Studies Learning

Asynchronous Learning





Grade 3 Sample 100% Virtual Learning Schedule (for all elementary schools)  


Note: Students will meet via Zoom with their teachers Mondays-Fridays as noted below. Group 1 will meet from 8:00 to 11:00 and 

Group 2 will meet from 12:00 to 3:00. Note: Friday hours are reduced to account for team planning and/or remediation. 

Flex modules include resource classes (e.g., art, music, physical education, library) as well as core content subject areas.

GROUP 1

TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


TIME

Friday

8:00 - 8:15

[15 minutes]

MORNING MEETING


8:00 - 8:15

[15 minutes]

MORNING MEETING

8:15-9:30

[75 minutes]

Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 


8:15 - 9:00 

[45 minutes]

Math


9:35 - 11:00

[85 minutes]

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading


9:00 - 10:00 

[60 minutes]

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group

Independent Work Time

*Independent work time should be used for resource flex modules and other independent learning experiences inclusive of other courses as assigned.

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning


10:00 - 11:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/Remediation

11:00 - 12:00 TEACHER PLANNING & LUNCH

GROUP 2

TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


TIME

Friday

Independent Work Time

*Independent work time should be used for resource flex modules and other independent learning experiences inclusive of other courses as assigned.

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning


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12:00 - 12:15

[15 minutes]

AFTERNOON MEETING

 


12:00 - 12:15

[15 minutes]

AFTERNOON MEETING

12:15-1:30

[75 minutes]

Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 

Math

*Math (15 minutes of this block may be dedicated to Science) 


12:15 - 1:00

[45 minutes]

Math


1:35 - 3:00

[85 minutes]

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group 


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group 


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group 


Small Group Reading


1:00 - 2:00

[60 minutes]

Reading Whole Group & Writing Whole Group


2:00 - 3:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/Remediation



Grade 4 Sample In-Person Learning Schedule (for a late start school)  


Group 1 reports to school on M/W with at-home learning on T/TH. 

Group 2 reports to school on T/Th with at-home learning at home on M/W.

All students will report virtually via Zoom on Friday as noted: Group 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 and Group 2 from 12:00 to 2:00.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


Time

Friday

9:00 - 9:15

[15 minutes]

MORNING MEETING

__

MORNING MEETING

__


MORNING MEETING

8:00 - 8:10 OR 12:00- 12:10

9:15 - 10:30

[75 minutes]

Math

Asynchronous Learning

Math

Asynchronous Learning


8:10 - 8:45

[Group 1, 35 minutes]


12:10 - 12:45

[Group 2, 35 minutes]

Math

10:35 - 11:35

[60 minutes]

Small Group Reading & Word Analysis

Asynchronous Learning

Small Group Reading & Word Analysis

Asynchronous Learning


8:45 - 9:30

[Group 1, 45 minutes]


12:45 - 1:30

[Group 2, 45 minutes]

Shared Reading &  Shared Writing 

11:35 - 12:35 

[60 minutes]

Vocabulary & Read Aloud & Shared Reading & Shared Writing

Asynchronous Learning

Vocabulary & Read Aloud & Shared Reading & Shared Writing

Asynchronous Learning


9:30 - 10:00

[Group 1, 30 minutes]


1:30 - 2:00 

[Group 2, 30 minutes]

Social Studies

12:40 - 1:10

[30 minutes]

Social Studies

Asynchronous Learning

Social Studies

Asynchronous Learning


LUNCH (1:15 - 1:45) [30 minutes]


10:00- 11:00

[60 minutes]


OR


2:00 - 3:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/

Remediation

1:50 - 2:20

[30 minutes]

Social Studies

(cont’d)

Asynchronous Learning

Social Studies

(cont’d)

Asynchronous Learning


2:25 - 2:45

[20 minutes]

RECESS


2:55 - 3:40

[45 minutes]

Resource (PE, Art, Library, or Music)

Asynchronous Learning

Resource (PE, Art, Library, or Music)

Asynchronous Learning




Grade 4 Sample 100% Virtual Learning Schedule (for all elementary schools)  


Note: Students will meet via Zoom with their teachers Mondays-Fridays as noted below. Group 1 will meet from 8:00 to 11:00 and 

Group 2 will meet from 12:00 to 3:00. Note: Friday hours are reduced to account for team planning and/or remediation. 

Flex modules include resource classes (e.g., art, music, physical education, library) as well as core content subject areas.

GROUP 1

TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


TIME

Friday

8:00 - 8:30

[30 minutes]

Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies


MORNING MEETING

8:00 am - 8:10 am

8:30 - 9:35

[65 minutes]

Math

Math 

Math

Math


8:10 - 8:45

[Group 1, 35 minutes]

Math

9:35 - 9:45

[10 minutes]

MORNING MEETING


8:45 - 9:30

[Group 1, 45 minutes]

Reading/ Writing Whole Group

9:45 - 11:00

[75 minutes]

*Small Group:40 minutes

*Whole Group: 35 minutes

Reading Whole Group/Writing

Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing

Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing

Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing

Small Group Reading


9:30 - 10:00

[Group 1, 30 minutes]


Social Studies

Independent Work Time

*Independent work time should be used for resource flex modules and other independent learning experiences inclusive of other courses as assigned.

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning


10:00 - 11:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/

Remediation

TEACHER PLANNING & LUNCH 11:00 - 12:00

GROUP 2

Independent Work Time

*Independent work time should be used for resource flex modules and other independent learning experiences inclusive of other courses as assigned. 

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

 

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TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


TIME

Friday

12:00 - 12:30

[30 minutes]

Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies


AFTERNOON MEETING

12:00 - 12:10

12:30 - 1:35

[65 minutes]

*Math

*Math 

*Math

*Math


12:10 - 12:45

[Group 2, 35 minutes]

Math

1:35 - 1:45

[10 minutes]

MORNING MEETING



12:45 - 1:30

[Group 2, 45 minutes]

Reading/ Writing Whole Group

1:45 - 3:00

[75 minutes]

*Small Group:

40 minutes

*Whole Group: 35 minutes

Reading Whole Group/Writing

Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing

Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing

Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing

Small Group Reading


1:30 - 2:00

[Group 2, 30 minutes]


Social Studies


2:00 - 3:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/

Remediation



Grade 5 Sample In-Person Learning Schedule (for a late start school)  


Group 1 reports to school on M/W with at-home learning on T/TH. 

Group 2 reports to school on T/Th with at-home learning at home on M/W.

All students will report virtually via Zoom on Friday as noted: Group 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 and Group 2 from 12:00 to 2:00.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


Time


Friday

9:00 - 9:15

[15 minutes]

MORNING MEETING

__

MORNING MEETING

__


MORNING MEETING

8:00 - 8:10 OR 12:00- 12:10

9:15 - 10:30

[75 minutes]

Math

Asynchronous Learning

Math

Asynchronous Learning


8:10 - 8:45

[Group 1, 35 minutes]


12:10 - 12:45

[Group 2, 35 minutes]

Math

10:35 - 11:35

[60 minutes]

Small Group Reading & Word Analysis

Asynchronous Learning

Small Group Reading & Word Analysis

Asynchronous Learning


8:45 - 9:30

[Group 1, 45 minutes]


12:45 - 1:30

[Group 2, 45 minutes]

Shared Reading & Shared Writing

11:35 - 12:35

[60 minutes]

Vocabulary & Read Aloud & Shared Reading & Shared Writing

Asynchronous Learning

Vocabulary & Read Aloud & Shared Reading & Shared Writing

Asynchronous Learning


9:30 - 10:00

[Group 1, 30 minutes]


1:30 - 2:00 

[Group 2, 30 minutes]

Science

12:40 - 1:10

[30 minutes]

Science

Asynchronous Learning

Science

Asynchronous Learning


LUNCH (1:15 - 1:45) [30 minutes]


10:00- 11:00

[60 minutes]


OR


2:00 - 3:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/

Remediation

1:50 - 2:20

[30 minutes]

Science

(continued)

Asynchronous Learning

Science

(continued)

Asynchronous Learning


2:25 - 2:45

[20 minutes]

RECESS


2:55 - 3:40

[45 minutes]

Resource (PE, Art, Library, or Music)

Asynchronous Learning

Resource (PE, Art, Library, or Music)

Asynchronous Learning



Grade 5 Sample 100% Virtual Learning Schedule (for all elementary schools)  


Note: Students will meet via Zoom with their teachers Mondays-Fridays as noted below. Group 1 will meet from 8:00 to 11:00 and 

Group 2 will meet from 12:00 to 3:00. Note: Friday hours are reduced to account for team planning and/or remediation. 

Flex modules include resource classes (e.g., art, music, physical education, library) as well as core content subject areas.

GROUP 1

TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


TIME

Friday

8:00 - 8:30

[30 minutes]

Science

Science

Science

Science


MORNING MEETING

8:00 - 8:10

8:30 - 9:35

[65 minutes]

Math

Math 

Math

Math


8:10 - 8:45

[Group 1, 35 minutes]

Math

9:35 - 9:45

[10 minutes]

MORNING MEETING



8:45 - 9:30

[Group 1, 45 minutes]

Reading/ Writing Whole Group

9:45 - 11:00

[75 min]

*Small Group:40 minutes

*Whole Group: 35 minutes

Reading Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading


9:30 - 10:00

[Group 1, 30 minutes]


Science

Independent Work Time

*Independent work time should be used for resource flex modules and other independent learning experiences inclusive of other courses as assigned. 


Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning


10:00 - 11:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/

Remediation

TEACHER PLANNING & LUNCH (11:00 - 12:00)

GROUP 2

Independent Work Time

*Independent work time should be used for resource flex modules and other independent learning experiences inclusive of other courses as assigned. 


Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning

Flex Modules - Independent Learning


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TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


TIME

Friday

12:00 - 12:30

[30 minutes]

Science

Science

Science

Science


AFTERNOON MEETING

12:00 - 12:10

12:30 - 1:35

[65 minutes]

Math

Math

Math

Math


12:10 - 12:45

[Group 2, 35 minutes]

Math

1:35 - 1:45

[10 minutes]

AFTERNOON MEETING



12:45 - 1:30

[Group 2, 45 minutes]

Reading/Writing Whole Group

1:45 - 3:00

[75 minutes]

*Small Group:40 minutes

*Whole Group: 35 minutes

Reading Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading

Reading Whole Group/Writing Whole Group


Small Group Reading


1:30 - 2:00 

[Group 1, 30 minutes]


Science


2:00 - 3:00

[60 minutes]

Team Planning/

Remediation


Grades 6-12 In-Person & Virtual Instructional Schedules


The schedules below provide families with an idea about how time allocations will be appropriated in Phase 2 for both in-person and 100% virtual learners in grades 6-12. Variability is expected depending on school start and end times as well as school master schedules (i.e., what time of the day in-person learners are to have lunch or participate in their PE and elective classes). Families are encouraged to review the Phase 2 Secondary FAQ section of the Return-to-School website for additional details regarding teaching and learning as well as information related to bus transportation, food services, cleaning, and safety protocols associated with this phase of re-entry. 


The secondary schedules depict middle school schedules and a high school schedule. Additionally, there are two schedules for students in middle school. The first sample schedule is for in-person learners while the second sample schedule is for 100% virtual learners. At the high school level, both sets of students (in-person learners and 100% virtual learners) will be attending school simultaneously. *It is important to note that the high school schedule depicted below will not begin until Grade 9 students who have opted for in-person learning return to campus. This will occur in Stage 2 of Phase 2. All high school students will continue to follow their Phase 1 virtual schedule until Stage 2 of Phase 2 begins for high school students. At this time, all students in grades 9-12 will begin to follow the high school schedule depicted below. 



Grades 6-8 Sample In-Person Learning Schedule 

Students will report to school on Mondays and Wednesdays. *On Fridays, in-person 

learners will join their 100% virtual peers and meet with their teachers via Zoom.

Times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday*

All students report 

virtually for instruction.  

9:00 - 10:30