Reopening Plan (SRCSP)

School Reopening Plan
Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)
UPDATE -June 10, 2021


Learning Models

Full in-person learning is the primary learning model for all students, PreK-12th grades. The option of 100% virtual ended with the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year.

Gating criteria, conditions that need to be met for in-person learning to remain in place, are in effect. Daily monitoring of our school substitute fill rate is the dominant gating criteria for our ability to maintain in-person learning. The school substitute fill rate is reported as a percentage of school staff absences filled with a substitute, divided by the total school staff absences for the day that require a substitute. A school substitute fill rate below 65% for five consecutive days would result in a shift to full virtual learning, most likely for two weeks. Community data that will also be closely monitored include the total cases per 100,000 and the 14-day positivity rate in Eastern Jackson County.

The sub fill rates of individual departments, including transportation, food service, and custodial/operations, also impacts our ability to safely operate and to provide supporting services. Absences in these departments will continue to be closely monitored and any disruptions to services will be shared with those impacted.

We will try to give families and staff at least two days’ notice before any shift to full virtual. A shift to full virtual could be for any length of time, but would most likely be for one to two weeks to give those who are under a two-week quarantine or isolation the time needed to return to work and improve our school substitute fill rate to a tolerable level. Priority will be given to keeping elementary schools and early childhood programs in-person if a shift to virtual learning is needed in some but not all schools.

Mask use is encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. Other safety protocols continue to be emphasized in our schools. Social distancing is not feasible in classrooms with 15+ students, but all students have assigned seating to keep the same close circle of classmates together each day.

When the school district’s gating criteria warrants virtual learning, all students will receive instruction at home similar to what has been experienced by middle school and high school students November 2020-January 2021, and what elementary students experienced in November 2020, when students followed a modified class schedule and used Google Meet to connect with their teachers and classes each day.

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