Until health & safety metrics and guidance from the VDHS and CDC allow us to return to 100% in-person school operations, families will have a choice of learning models for their students, hybrid/in-person or full-distance learning.
This is the model the 2020-21 school year started with, due to the pandemic conditions. Students attend online class, with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction, 4 days per week Tuesday-Friday. Mondays are reserved for teacher planning and small group interventions, as necessary, along with asynchronous learning for all students.
Transition to Hybrid: Students in the full-distance model will remain in full-distance with little to no change in schedule. At the elementary level, some teaching assignments or class grouping changes may occur. For middle and high school, students will continue with their assigned teachers and classmates; teachers may be delivering the lesson from a classroom, or from home.
Under this model, students will attend school in-person two consecutive days per week, either Tues-Weds or Thurs-Fri, and participate in synchronous distance learning the following two days. Mondays are still reserved for teacher planning and small group interventions, and asynchronous learning for all students.
At the elementary level in grades PreK-2, teachers will be in person in school with their class two days, and distance learning for two days.
For grades 3-5, and at the middle and high school levels, students will attend in-person two days. Teachers will instruct both groups of students (in-person and full-distance) using a concurrent learning model. This may mean that some students in school will receive instruction from a teacher who is remote; these students will be monitored and assisted in-person by classroom assistants. At the middle school level, there may be some sections with only virtual students participating in them, which may result in a schedule change.