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Oct. 21 is a Half-Day/Inservice (All Elementary Students Virtual)

posted Oct 15, 2020, 5:47 AM by Jessica Lester
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Wednesday, Oct. 21, is another half-day/in-service with early dismissal for students. It is important to note that all elementary school students will be virtual for the half-day - please read on for more information:

Elementary Students

Elementary school students will have a virtual learning half-day on Oct. 21st, instead of reporting on-site. During the last half-day held on Oct. 7, elementary buildings noted that students reporting on-site spent much of the day in transition – either getting into class or getting ready to go home. With grades K-2 being joined by grades 3-5 next week, the transition between morning and afternoon sessions will become even more complicated as we try to keep students socially distanced. The decision to move to an entirely virtual half-day was made so that more time can be devoted to learning.

Students on the morning schedule will attend class synchronously from 8:40 to 10:25 a.m., and take part in asynchronous learning from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students on the afternoon schedule will do the reverse. Entirely virtual students will follow the morning schedule. There will be no specials on the half-day and no class activity past 12:15 p.m.

Secondary Students

Secondary students will follow the traditional half-day schedule, with the day starting at 7:50 and ending at 11:30 a.m. Class periods will be shortened to fit into the half-day and there will be no lunch period.

Oct. 21st is an E day. For middle school students, sixth- and eighth-graders in Group 2 (last names M-Z at East and last names L-Z at West) will attend on-site. For high school students, ninth- and 12th-graders in Group 2 (last names H-O) will report on-site.

Secondary students who are virtual next Wednesday may receive asynchronous lesson plans from their teachers for the half-day. Teachers will communicate with each class to inform them of the expectations for the morning.