PHASE IN HYBRID MODEL
Based on current COVID numbers in Dekalb and Gwinnett counties, parent feedback, and teacher input, we have decided to phase in our students and teachers returning to the building. Our school week will run 4 days (with the exception of August 19-21) and will feature a virtual enrichment day on Friday. Phases will last 2-4 weeks but may be adjusted based on public health conditions, personnel feedback, and SRBC risk management recommendations.
Elementary students (K-5) have the option of returning in person only, virtually only, or hybrid (a combination of in-person and virtual). Students must stick with that decision for 2 weeks at a time. For students who are at home, instruction will be live streamed through mediums such Zoom, Google Classroom, and Microsoft Teams and students will be able to participate in real time. Each elementary class will operate at a reduced number of in person students to make sure that we can socially distance in the classroom. Middle school students will attend class virtually during Phase 1. This decision will be revisited prior to Labor Day.
For both elementary and middle school, open office hours will be offered throughout the week so that students can connect individually or in small groups with their teacher(s) to get clarification and help with assignments. Lesson plans are posted on the class website so that students and parents are informed and know in advance what items are needed for class.
Elementary will continue with the plans above. Middle school will have the option of staying virtual, attending in person only, or hybrid (a combination of in-person and virtual) starting September 21. They will operate in person at reduced capacity to ensure proper social distancing. Students must stick with that decision until the next survey comes out. All other conditions above will apply in phase 2.
All students who attend school on site must adhere to the health and safety practices listed below. Masks are mandatory but we will have frequent breaks where students can safely remove their mask and get some fresh air! To hear more about specific grade levels and to learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited!