Each school and/or district reopening plan describes the school schedule planned for implementation at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year and to the extent practicable any contingent scheduling models it may consider if the situation warrants.
FULL IN PERSON PROGRAM (every student, everyday)
Lyndonville will enact a staggered student start (for the first days of school only) ensuring the implementation of health and safety measures. We plan to use the role model acceptance of health and safety protocols of early entry students to provide role models for our younger students.
The school day will end for all students at 2:35. There will be no extra-curricular activities until it is deemed safe to do so.
We will establish a regular/traditional school schedule with exact times for course/subject area instruction.
Hybrid Learning Model/Schedule-if directed by the Governor and/or DOH:
Students would attend in person school two days a week, and remote learning three days a week. Students would be split into A and B groups (based on last name) with a goal of reducing class/section numbers by 50%. Using an A/B cohort model isolating two distinct cohorts of students who attend school in-person on different days of the week, such as A cohort attends Monday/Tuesday, and B cohort attends Thursday/Friday. Wednesdays would allow teachers to support fully students in remote learning, and the cleaning staff to deeply clean and sanitize the buildings. During this model, high needs students will be prioritized for full-time in-person learning when feasible. During a hybrid model, students with disabilities, English learners, and students without access to reliable WiFi will be invited to attend school in-person all four days of in-person instruction.
Remote Learning Model if directed by the Governor and/or Infection Rates:
Students will not attend school in the physical building. Instruction will be conducted digitally through online methods. We will use aligned resources to support student learning. Potentially both physical paper resources and on-line resources will be provided.
The district is collaborating with the Lyndonville Teachers Association to allow for the potential for both synchronous and asynchronous learning for those students in a remote learning setting. Platforms for online learning will be limited. Google Suite will be utilized for all grades, with PreK-1 teachers primarily using Seesaw and print materials to engage learners. Further instruction and training for both students and parents will be made available.
We will acknowledge that the typical content in a given grade level or course may need to be adjusted. Content will be prioritized based on learning standards, key understandings, and skills necessary for students’ success in future study to optimize our time with students.
Information regarding attendance is further explained in the Attendance section of this plan, but active engagement in learning will be expected for a student to get credit for a course.
Protocols for delivering lessons, instructional materials, assessing student work, and grading/providing feedback will be explained in detail by grade/level and subject if and when we enact a full Remote Learning Model.
Equity for accessing instructional materials will be achieved by offering hard copy packets for students who do not have reliable internet service and chromebooks along with kajeets for other students to access internet services. Equity of instruction for remote learners will be achieved through asynchronous or synchronous instruction. Remote learners can access lessons through hard copy and/or a digital platform, specifically Google Classroom or Seesaw.
Teachers will ensure that students are directly engaged with lessons on a daily basis. Teachers will also provide routine and regular interaction with students in order to provide quality and timely feedback on the student’s progress in reaching all learning standards