Contreras said last week the recommendation to bring back those students follows new evidence on school reopening as districts across the country grapple with educating children amid the coronavirus pandemic. Re-entry for PreK students will be based on public health guidance for licensed childcare facilities. Teachers will also conduct individual student check-ins. The board voted for the following: Phased-In Reopening for November 12 includes: Students in … Buildings will be deep cleaned every Friday night.Middle schoolers will return to school two days per week. Author: Grace Holland Published: 2:27 … The board approved a recommendation by Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, which brings back pre-K5 students five days a week starting Oct. 20 and grades 3-5 returning Oct. 26. High school students, with half attending in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays and half attending in-person on Thursdays and Fridays. School counselors send letters to all seniors indicating their graduation status and work closely with students who may need to accelerate their learning or recover one or more credits in order to graduate. Please note that information contained in this FAQ is subject to change as new information, data or state directives become available. The district will continue its student intervention process, which identifies students who are showing signs of distress or other at-risk behaviors, and will continue to refer students and their families to appropriate community supports and services. Pending a review of public health data, GCS will reopen on Tuesday, October 20, following the plan approved by the school board. Will teachers at my child’s school continue to provide remote learning when schools reopen for in-person instruction if choose to keep my child at home? Can you extend the registration/enrollment period for the two virtual academies since the school board is voting on the district’s reopening plan July 28? Current public health data trends in North Carolina and Guilford County do not support reopening schools in August. Wednesdays will be a remote-learning day for all students. The virtual academies for students in grades K-5 and 6-8 are separate schools with their own teachers, counselors and principals. What about the visual and performing arts, world languages, physical education, career and technical education and other non-core instructional programs? While we cannot guarantee all transfers will be granted, due to staffing considerations, we will grant as many requests as we can while still serving children well. Contreras told the school board she doesn't believe the district would be able to make up for learning losses incurred this year and the achievement gaps the pandemic appears to be widening. YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO THE FORM ON OUR WEBSI. Morehead Elementary and Rankin Elementary will house their fifth graders at another site for safety. Why is GCS opening on Plan C (remote learning only) when the Governor said school districts could open with either Plan B (mix of remote and in-person) or Plan C (remote only)? Buildings will be deep cleaned every Friday night. 78 ARE ON LEAVE AND THERE ARE ANOTHER 25 VACANCIES. As a result, information, directives, requirements and guidance change quickly. There are some exceptions to these rules, such as children receiving different learning experiences. We are also providing additional training for school personnel regarding trauma-informed care, implicit bias and anti-racism, mental health, restorative school discipline strategies and other topics to help staff respond appropriately, effectively and compassionately to prevent negative interactions and when children and young people show signs of distress.