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PWCS Return to In-person Learning

 | Published on 10/7/2020

Guidance released from the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Education recommends schools in the moderate risk category provide in-person instruction to willing students with disabilities, English learners, and pre-kindergarten through third grade students.

PWCS Pre-Kindergarten Through Third-Grade Students Return In A Phased Approach In The Second Quarter.


Pre-K through third-grade students who indicated an in-person preference (or did not select a preference) will be phased in under the 50/50 model as follows.

  • Pre-K and kindergarten students return beginning November 10
  • First-grade students return beginning December 1
  • Second- and third-grade students return beginning January 12

Students will attend two alternating days per week based on their assigned house (T/Th or W/F). Mondays will remain virtual days for all students.

Students who are attending in-person four days a week in the first quarter will continue to do so in the second quarter.

This phased-in approach for our youngest learners, including those starting school for the first time, allows time to adjust to new routines and learn safety protocols. The phased-in approach also provides additional time for planning, training, and technology for a more robust and successful return to in-person learning, including hybrid classroom instruction.

 

Fourth- Through 12th-Grade Students


Students in grades four through 12 will remain virtual while the county remains at moderate risk. View current status on COVID-19 dashboard.

Note: The phase-in plan allows the return of students in some career and technical education (CTE) classes on Mondays beginning November 16. Program details will be communicated by the school/program.

50/50 Hybrid Schedule For 2020-21 School Year

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Virtual Day- asynchronous at-home learning for students using Canvas

Planning and PD for Teachers- Teachers office hours, additional individual/small group learning support, and counseling support available and/or provided as appropriate

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