First Week of School
The first week of school will be adjusted to help us reduce the number of students in our building and prepare them for the 3/2 schedule. We will still have early release the first week of school. Students will need to report as follows:
Wednesday, August 12: All 9th grade students will attend school in person and bring their Chromebooks, unless designated as a full-time remote learner at the beginning of the school year.
Thursday, August 13: Group A attends in person, Group B will Zoom in at this time. Group C will attend school in person
Friday, August 14: Group B attends in person, Group A will Zoom in at this time. Group C will attend school in person
3/2 SCHEDULE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Starting on August 17, we will be utilizing a 3/2 schedule. Students have been assigned to predetermined groups alternating between in-person instruction at school and synchronous remote instruction from home using Zoom. Synchronous means remote students will be required to Zoom in to receive instruction from their teacher following their regular class schedule and attendance will be taken.
Starting on August 17, students assigned to group A will go to school on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesdays will alternate between in-person and Zoom instruction (see calendar on the website). Early release days will now be every Wednesday, NOT Tuesday as previously scheduled. On Thursday, Friday and alternating Wednesdays, students will be required to Zoom in to receive instruction from their teacher following their regular class schedule and attendance will be taken.
Students in The Career Academy, Science Focus Program, and Arts and Humanities Focus Program will attend their home high school on assigned in-person days, and will continue to attend classes in-person daily at the focus programs and TCA. On remote learning days, the student is responsible for transportation to the program site or to the home high school to take the bus to the program site.
Students were divided into two groups by last name alphabetically. Generally, students with last names A-K are in Group A. Students with last names L-Z are in Group B. While dividing the groups, we made every attempt to make sure students in the same family with different last names were grouped with their family members (siblings).
Students participating full-time in the following Special Education programs: Support Center, Life Skills, Yankee Hill, Individual Success Program at East, Deaf or Hard of Hearing Center-Based Program at Lincoln Southeast, and Independence Academy are included in Group C. These students will continue to attend school in-person every day of the week, Monday through Friday on days school is in session. Daily transportation will continue for those students who qualify for this Special Education service.
Extracurricular Athletics and Activities
Students attending school via Zoom on their remote learning days, and students who are full-time remote learners, can come to school for before or after school activities, practices, athletics, clubs, and/or Community Learning Centers.
In-person Days: Students attending school on in-person days will eat breakfast and lunch at school.
Remote Learning Days: Group A students can pick up extra meals on the last in-person day of the week for the rest of the week when they are at home for remote learning. The same payment procedures for students who pay for meals and for those who qualify for free and reduced meals will apply when students pick up meals for Remote Learning days.