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In-Person Learning Option

    • Students will attend classes at school two days a week and participate in online learning from home three days a week.
    • To minimize class sizes, students will be divided alphabetically into two groups.
    • Students' last names A-K will be assigned to Group 1 
      • Group 1 will attend in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, a teacher will lead online instruction and engage with students virtually from home. On Thursday and Friday, students will access and engage with independent online curriculum, lessons and tools with limited teacher interaction.

    • Students' last names L-Z will be assigned to Group 2
      • Group 2 will attend in-person classes on Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, a teacher will lead online instruction and engage with students virtually from home. On Monday and Tuesday, students will access and engage with independent online curriculum, lessons and tools with limited teacher interaction.

    • On independent virtual learning days, students are expected to be actively learning during school time.
    • Adult engagement and support may be needed on independent learning days.

     

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    • No students will be in the classroom on Wednesdays to allow custodial staff to perform a deep clean of the schools.
    • Students are expected to be in attendance at home actively learning during school time.
    • Adult engagement and support may be needed on independent learning days.
    • SPS devices are issued to all students. For students needing Internet access, a variety of options will be available including hot spots and in-home solutions through MediaCom. Further information will be available in the coming weeks. 
    • All courses will be available in Canvas, regardless of delivery mode, including access to adaptive software, eBooks and other district-adopted resources. All courses are written to Missouri Learning Standards or Major Instructional Goals.
    • At the middle and high school level, the student’s schedule selected in the spring will remain largely unchanged, including elective offerings with some exceptions.
    • Due to the logistics associated with delivering the two instruction options, families MUST commit to the option they select for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. When the first semester ends, students will have the opportunity to select a different option.


    Depending on COVID-19 exposure levels in the community at the end of first quarter, SPS may consider increasing the number of days students attend classes at school. Conversely, students may be required to do full-time virtual learning at any time due to changes in conditions at school or in the community.

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  • CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

    • Handwashing and infection prevention instruction will be required and taught to students.
    • Students and staff will be encouraged to maintain distance from each other while in the school and taught appropriate hygiene/COVID practices: COVID 19 Do the 5!
    • Assigned seating and other measures will be implemented in the classroom to minimize interaction and aid in contact tracing. 
    • Spacing will be increased between desks and tables and they will be arranged in a manner to maximize the space between students.
    • Use of communal supplies will be discouraged and in instances where items are shared they will be disinfected after each use. 
    • Teachers engaging in small group instruction are required to wear a mask/face covering.
    • Students will use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the classroom and will be encouraged to wash their hands once every hour and before and after eating..
    • If students leave the classroom, each building will develop a procedure to track students’ names and locations of visits in order to make contact tracing easier should a student/employee become ill.
    • Students will be trained to help with cleaning and disinfecting using wipes, sprays, or disinfectant.
    • Students will submit work electronically as much as possible rather than handing in paper copies.
    • Students (except for pre-kindergarteners) may not bring blankets into the school.
  • Last updated July 23, 2020