Laurel Schools draft reopening plan

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Laurel School District continues to prepare for the reopening of the schools August 20 and are nearing completion of their final plan. What follows are the general structures of the draft plan for the onsite and offsite learning for elementary, middle and high school students as of Monday.

Individual school plans are available to view on the district website at www.laurel.k12. mt.us

At School/On-site Structure and Procedures

The At School/On-site learning environment will resemble the traditional school day with additional safety and security protocols in place to address the spread of the COVID-19.

Elementary School Structure

• Students will remain with their classroom teacher or cohort throughout the day.

• Physical distancing will be in place within the classroom through the use of barriers.

• Cohorts/classes will be grouped for recess and lunch rotations.

• Recess will have designated areas for each cohorts along with a rotation schedule for ?each area.

• Cohorts will be assigned a specific door for arrival, recess, and dismissal times.

• Traffic patterns and floor decals will be in place to facilitate social distancing.

• Bathroom rotation and procedures will be established.

• Recess times will be staggered to reduce large groups of students congregating.

• Breakfast and lunch will be Grab-n-Go and will be eaten in the classroom.

• Students and staff will be required to wear masks.

• Students should bring a water bottle from home as water fountains are shut off.

• Cleaning and sanitation supplies will be in each classroom for use during the day.

• Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the building.

• Students are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer in small containers and use them ?regularly.

Middle School Structure

• Students will remain in grade level cohort groups as feasible as possible.

• Physical distancing will be in place within the classroom through the use of barriers.

• Procedures will be in place to enter and exit the building.

• Traffic patterns and floor decals will be in place to facilitate social distancing.

• Dismissal times will be staggered to reduce large groups of students congregating.

• Bathroom monitors will limit the number of students in the bathroom at one time.

• Students will carry their backpack between classes as no lockers will be assigned.

• Breakfast will be Grabn-Go and eaten in the cafeteria with no more than 50 students ?social distancing. The Library will manage any overflow students.

• Lunches will be Grab-n-Go and eaten in the classroom.

• Students and staff will be required to wear masks.

• Students should bring a water bottle from home as water fountains are shut off.

• Cleaning and sanitation supplies will be in each classroom for use during the day.

• Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the building.

• Students are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer in small containers and use them regularly.

High School Structure

• Students will remain in smaller grade level cohort groups as feasible as possible.

• Physical distancing will be in place within the classroom through the use of barriers. ?• Larger classes will be moved to a larger space.

• Procedures will be in place to enter and exit the building.

• Traffic patterns and floor decals will be in place to facilitate social distancing.

• Passing and dismissal times will be staggered to reduce large groups of students ?congregating.

• Students will carry their backpack between classes as no lockers will be assigned.

• Breakfast will be Grab-n-Go and eaten in the classroom.

• Lunches will be Grab-n-Go for on-campus students and eaten in the cafeteria with no ?more than 50 students social distancing.

• Students and staff will be required to wear masks.

• Students should bring a water bottle from home as water fountains are shut off.

• Cleaning and sanitation supplies will be in each classroom for use during the day.

• Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the building.

• Students are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer in small containers and use them regularly.

Online/Offsite Structure and Procedures

The online learning environment will look significantly different from in the spring. Students will be required to attend class daily online between regularly scheduled school hours.

• K-2 students will use the See-Saw learning platform and 3-12 grade students will use Google Classroom.

• Students will have a class schedule and log into each class at the designated time.

• Attendance will be taken daily and attendance policy and procedures followed.

• Students will be graded according to district policy, student handbooks, and teacher expectations.

• All expectations in the student handbooks apply to students in an online learning environment.

• Required core course classes will be offered along with a limited selection of electives.

Students engage in remote learning by:

• Participating and “engaging” online daily with teacher at designated times.

• Ensuring they have a device and can connect to the learning platform.

• Being prepared for online instruction with appropriate materials.

• Submitting assignments by the due date.

• Communicating with their teacher about any problems or issues.

Family support remote learning by:

• Ensuring their child has access to a device and materials supplied by the teacher.

• Ensuring their child has access to adequate internet service.

• Knowing how to contact their child’s teacher.

• Ensuring their child has a “work space” to attend lessons and complete work.

• Ensuring their child attends daily and communicate with teacher if they are unable to participate that day.

Teachers support student learning by:

• Building strong relationships with students and families.

• Providing quality instruction that focuses on student engagement and mastery of course content through a variety of activities, projects, and assignments.

• Providing weekly learning agendas communicated to students and ?parent/guardians.

• Grading student work and providing feedback in a timely manner.

• Taking attendance and tracking engagement on a daily basis.

• Scheduling student meetings and teacher office hours to support student learning.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Thursday, October 1, 2020
First Thursday, 5 p.m., City of Laurel Council Chamber
Monday, October 5, 2020
Mondays, 1:30 p.m., 201 1/2 E Main St.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Thursday, October 8, 2020
2nd Thursday, 6 p.m., Council Chambers

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