LCPS Return to School Plans
The School Board reviewed options for implementing the hybrid model for middle school and high school students beginning January 21, 2021 (the start of the second semester). Following a presentation by the LCPS staff, the School Board considered a plan for concurrent, interactive hybrid in-person instruction and distance learning instruction, in the same classes, for students in grades 6 through 12. Under that plan secondary students whose parents/guardians select hybrid learning in an upcoming parent survey (see below) would receive two days per week of in-person synchronous instruction and two days per week of synchronous distance instruction. Secondary students whose parents/guardians choose 100% distance learning will receive four days per week of synchronous, interactive instruction. All students would participate in asynchronous distance learning on Mondays.
This approach is distinct from “livestreaming” classes. With concurrent, interactive instruction, students sitting in the classroom and students participating remotely are taught at the same time by the same teacher using digital-friendly teaching strategies, and both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Parent/Guardian Survey for Second Semester Choices
LCPS will ask the parents/guardians of all students to complete a survey between November 11 and November 20 to register their choices for type of instruction for their students in the second semester, which begins January 21. The survey will be conducted through ParentVue following these PVUE Directions.
In addition to information about the instruction plans described above, the plan includes information on LCPS Health Mitigation Plan, which was submitted to the Commonwealth in July; enhanced cleaning practices for schools; plans for responding when individuals test positive for the virus; contact tracing; and other important topics related to the safe return of students and staff members to LCPS facilities. Much of this information was published previously in other locations and has been consolidated in this document for easy reference.
Stone Bridge Town Halls
We will be hosting a Town Hall on Monday, November 16th, at 7 PM. The PTSO will host a follow-up meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, at 7 PM, to address further questions. Please complete this SBHS Question Form in advance to submit your questions regarding our Return to School. Questions and answers will be discussed during the live meetings above and posted on this page.