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Returning to School (Plan C: Remote Learning, Plans A & B)

NCPS Board of Education Approved Reopening Under Plan C on July 29, 2020

Plan C

Remote Learning (Plan C)  Under this plan, all students will experience fully-online instruction as a result of school closure based on decisions from state and local officials as well as the remote learning days designated in the school calendar. Learning opportunities will happen remotely and will include recorded and live instructional sessions.  Most of the instruction will be accessed through the use of a technology device. Print materials will be made available for students who may need them or as developmentally appropriate.  

 

Students will be engaged in rigorous, standards-based instruction. Weekly assignments, projects, video check-ins, projects are all ways  that learning will be  assessed.  Focus will be on the critical standards needed for their content area. Attendance, and other accountability measures will be implemented. The resources included in this document will be used in all models of a student’s learning experience.

 

Online Learning vs Virtual Academy

The recent family engagement results shared that families have mixed emotions about students returning to school campuses in the fall. State officials have requested that school districts develop three plans (A, B, and C) for different learning environments to operate in the 2020-2021 school year. The plan in which we operate will be based on state and local officials, NCDPI guidance, and NCDHHS guidance regarding the safe reopening of schools.
 

Commitment to Rigorous Instruction

Nash County Public Schools is committed to providing all of our students with engaging, relevant, and rigorous learning opportunities within each reopening plan and learning option.

 

Commitment to Providing Options for Families

Nash County Public Schools is committed to providing options for families in these uncertain times.  While the plan we operate under (Plan A, B or C) will be largely dictated by Executive Orders in place at a given time and guidance from state and local officials, every family will have the option of selecting our NCPS Virtual Academy track.  Families choosing this track will receive virtual instruction and not be required to go into school facilities as directed in plans A or B.  These students would receive remote instruction regardless of which Plan the district is operating under at any given time.  Details about the NCPS Virtual Academy track can be found in the navigation menu to the right.

Under this plan, PreK-12 students will attend class in the school building, in-person with their teachers and classmates every school day. This environment is the most familiar to students and parents. Students receive daily, in-person instruction and support from school employees. 

PreK-12 students will experience a combination of in-person learning in the school building with their teachers and classmates and online instruction through an online platform. Both learning environments will have high expectations and will result in work that contributes to the student’s overall grade. Teachers will strategically place learning opportunities in each environment to create an overall experience that aligns to rigorous state standards for the grade level or course. Experiences during online instruction may be a combination of recorded and live instructional sessions.

 

Plan B Track #1   Plan B Track #2

 

PreK-12 students will experience a combination of in-person learning in the school building with their teachers and classmates and online instruction through an online platform. Both learning environments will have high expectations and will result in work that contributes to the student’s overall grade. Teachers will strategically place learning opportunities in each environment to create an overall experience that aligns to rigorous state standards for the grade level or course. Experiences during online instruction may be a combination of recorded and live instructional sessions.

 

How will we schedule Plan B:

As much as possible, siblings will be in the same groups. Groups will attend school in an ongoing rotation by attending school in person for one week and receiving online instruction for one week.

 

Schools will take into consideration the following components of the blended learning model:

  • Families who do not have internet access at home will be provided a USB drive and some print material as developmentally appropriate to access all learning materials offline in the blended and remote models in Plans B and C. Click here for more details.
  • Prek and other special population students’ needs
  • Kindergarten Early Learning Inventory and overall transitioning to a formal school setting 
  • Universal Screeners and other assessments  to determine learning gaps, social emotional learning,  and  accelerated learning needs (K-3 Reading Assessment, Case 21, Unique Learning System)
  • Parent Orientation/Open Houses 
  • Academic and Behavioral Expectations ( schedule will be shared for each grade span)
    • Review of IEP’s and 504’s to ensure equal access



Remote Learning Guidelines for Plan B: In this learning environment (Plan C and Plan B), families will experience a blended model of in-person instruction and online instruction.