Superintendent's Message



Decatur County K-12 Restart Guide 
(click for printable PDF)

2020-2021

 

The chart below is a guide that we will follow based on guidance from state and local health officials to determine our delivery model for this school year. The information in this document is intended as a guide and is not absolute. It can and will change as the situation dictates and demands.

 

Level of Community Spread of COVID-19 (As defined by state and local health officials.)

Level of Community Spread

Instructional Model

High/Substantial Spread

Distance Learning Model

School buildings are closed for students. All students will participate in distance learning. Students will be provided DCBOE issued devices. Students will receive assignments and instruction through digital learning context. Non-digital leaning contexts will be provided for students who cannot engage in digital learning.

Moderate/Minimal Spread**

Alternating Schedule

In this level of community spread students may rotate between distance learning and face-to-face instruction from week to week based on data from state and local health officials.  

Low/No Spread**

Traditional Schedule

Students will attend school for face-to-face instruction on a traditional schedule as usual.

**During any traditional instructional delivery model, we will be implementing increased sanitation protocols to help increase the safety of all students and staff. These protocols include but are not limited to: additional cleaning and spraying of classes and high traffic areas with sanitation machines, practice social distancing when possible, increase hand washing of students and staff, increase use of hand sanitizer when and where applicable, optional face coverings of students and staff, etc.

 

  • There is a very real chance that we could begin in a traditional setting and within a week or two shift to an online setting. If a shift occurs we would probably stay in this online setting for a minimum of two weeks prior to a traditional return.
  • We will do everything we can to keep you informed in advance and create the fewest distractions and changes to the schedule.
  • We will continue to work with state and local health officials to provide the safest environment that we can provide.

 

Instructional Platforms and Resources:

Level

Instructional Platform

Additional Resources

Elementary

iReady

Google Suite/Zoom

Middle

iReady

Google Suite/Zoom

High

Edgenuity/Odyssey ware

Google Suite/Zoom & Study Island

 

Students with Wi-Fi access:

  • All students will be supplied with a Chrome book.
  • Instructional meetings will take place weekly through Google Classroom or Zoom

 

Students without Wi-Fi access:

  • Instructional material will be delivered/picked-up on a weekly/bi-weekly basis using our bus routes.
  • The printed instructional materials are identical to the online materials.

 

Daily Instructional Time:

Level

Online Structure

Instructional Time Expectations

Elementary

Monday – Thursday

Daily Instructional Schedule

 

K-2: Not to exceed 90 minutes per day

3-5: Not to exceed 120 minutes per day

In addition, all students should read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day.

Middle

Monday – Thursday

Daily Instructional Schedule

 

30 minutes of online learning and student workload per subject, per day.

High

Monday – Thursday

A/B Schedule

 

45 minutes of online learning and student workload per subject, per day.

All

Friday

  • Will remain a work day for students.
  • Will remain a day to provide additional help to individual students.
  • Will remain a collaborative planning day for teachers.

 

Grading:

  • Elementary:       Numeric Grade
  • Middle:               Numeric Grade
  • High:                  Numeric Grade

 

Online Times for Students in a Full Time Distance Learning Environment:

BHS/NBLC/PLC

Day of the Week

Online Class Time

1st Block

Monday/Wednesday

1:00-2:00

2nd Block

Monday/Wednesday

2:00-3:00

3rd Block

Tuesday/Thursday

1:00-2:00

4th Block

Tuesday/Thursday

2:00-3:00

Cats Connect

Friday

1:00-2:00 as needed

BMS

Day of the Week

Online Class Time

HR/1st

As needed

TBD

2nd

Monday/Wednesday

11:00-11:30

3rd

Monday/Wednesday

11:35-12:05

4th

Monday/Wednesday

12:10-12:40

5th

Tuesday/Thursday

11:00-11:30*

6th 

Tuesday/Thursday

11:35-12:05*

7th

Tuesday/Thursday

12:10-12:40*

HMS

Day of the Week

Online Class Time

1st

Monday/Wednesday

10:30-11:00

2nd

Monday/Wednesday

11:10-11:40

3rd

Monday/Wednesday

11:50-12:20

4th

Tuesday/Thursday

10:30-11:00

5th

Tuesday/Thursday

11:10-11:40

6th

Tuesday/Thursday

11:50-12:20

7th

Tuesday/Thursday

12:30-1:00

Elementary

Day of the Week

Online Class Time

Pre-K

Monday – Thursday

9:00-11:30**

K

Monday – Thursday

9:00-11:30**

1st Grade

Monday – Thursday

9:00-11:30**

2nd Grade

Monday – Thursday

9:00-11:30**

3rd Grade

Monday – Thursday

9:00-11:30**

4th Grade

Monday – Thursday

9:00-11:30**

*Individual team rotation will vary during these blocks based on individual schedule. More information will be given to students as needed.

**Elementary Students will be grouped to do online work with the teacher based on individual schedule and need during this time in smaller groups. They will not remain online during the entire time daily as a large group.

 

  • Teachers will be expected to make follow-ups with their students through the week in any platform necessary.
  • Additional meetings will take place to allow for small group or individual instruction as needed throughout the week. The times listed are just dedicated instructional online times.
  • Teachers are expected to contact all students through whatever means necessary, even home visits if needed.

 

Remote Learning in a normal school setting (for students that choose to stay at home 3-12):

  • The Remote Leaning Program will not begin instruction until August 17th.
  • Any student registering for Remote Learning must stay in the program until the end of a grading cycle (end of semester for grades 9-12 and end of a 9 weeks for grades 3-8).
  • Each grade band will have selected teachers to provide afternoon instruction to online students.
    • Elementary, Middle, and High
  • All instruction will be online and self-pace with resources provided.
  • At various times through the week they will log on with their teachers for online support.


    Example of Remote Schedule
    *This schedule is just an example; exact time will be set after registration.  

BHS Remote Students

(Example only)

Day of the Week

Online Class Time

(Example Only)

ELA and AG

Monday

4:00 Ag/5:00 ELA

Math and T&I

Tuesday

4:00 T&I/5:00 Math

Science and IBT

Wednesday

4:00 IBT/5:00 Science

Social Studies and Fam Con.

Thursday

4:00 FACS/ 5:00 Social Studies

Additional Elective

Friday

4:00

6-8 Students

Day of the Week

Online Class Time

ELA

Monday

4:00 – 5:00

Math

Tuesday

4:00 – 5:00

Science

Wednesday

4:00 – 5:00

S.S.

Thursday

4:00 – 5:00

Connections

Friday

4:00 – 5:00

3-5 Students

Day of the Week

Online Class Time

ELA

Monday

4:00 – 5:00

Math

Tuesday

4:00 – 5:00

Science

Wednesday

4:00 – 5:00

S.S.

Thursday

4:00 – 5:00

Connections

Friday

4:00 – 5:00

 

Click here for the JULY RESTART LETTER.

 

Sincerely,

Tim Cochran, Superintendent




7/7/2020


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