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2020-21 School Year Plan

 

 

September 23, 2020—During the Tuesday, September 22 Board of Education Work Session, District administrators presented the District’s plans to transition students to full onsite or hybrid learning beginning in late October. Families whose students do not plan to return to school for onsite learning may enroll their students in an online-only option.


Please view the Board of Education Work Session materials below:


At this time, the District expects that: 


  • PreK will transition to a hybrid schedule at the end of October.

  • Grades K-4 will transition to full onsite learning at the end of October.

  • Grades 5-8 will transition to a hybrid schedule at the end of October.

  • Grades 9-12 is currently planning to transition certain courses and programs onsite beginning in early November, with all students on a hybrid schedule by January 4, 2021.


All students who enroll in the full online option will receive all instruction and coursework in an online-only environment. Please note: Families who select the full Online Option will commit to online learning until January 19, 2021, at a minimum. This is due to the logistics and limits that must be implemented within the schools and learning spaces to maintain health and safety practices designed to minimize the transmission and spread of COVID-19. 


To assist us with planning, families who wish to enroll their students in the online-only option for school must complete the Online Option Enrollment Form before 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29. Families whose students will attend school onsite do not need to complete this form.



Hybrid Plan Summary
Below is an at-a-glance summary of the hybrid learning option by grade level.

PreK
K-4
Woodbury
Middle School
High School
Half day:
8:45-11:15
12:45-3:15

Full day:
8:45-1:30
8:15-2:00
8:45-3:00
9:15-3:30
Monday:
8:00-4:00

Tuesday-Friday
8:30-4:00
Onsite one week,
online one week*
Onsite every week**
Onsite one week,
online one week*
Onsite one week,
online one week*
Gradually introduce courses / programs for onsite instruction & supports

Transition to hybrid by January 4, 2021***

1/2 class onsite,
1/2 class online
All students onsite
1/2 class onsite,
1/2 class online
1/2 class onsite,
1/2 class online
Fully online option available for all families. Please see below.


*Some students with disabilities may receive on site services during both weeks.

**Students with disabilities will receive all services on site unless fully online option is selected.

***When hybrid model is finalized, consideration of full time services on site for some students with disabilities.


Full Online Option Plan Summary*

Primary
  • A separate, fully online schedule and/or students will access classrooms via webcams located in onsite classrooms
  • May include change in teacher assignment
Woodbury
  • Students access classrooms via webcams in onsite classrooms
Middle School
  • Students access classrooms via webcams in onsite classrooms
High School
  • Students access classrooms via webcams in onsite classrooms
*Families who select the Online Option are committing to online learning up to January 19, 2021, as a minimum.



PLANS BY GRADE

PreK Plan

PreK: Hybrid
  • PreK hybrid model is every other week onsite or online.
  • PreK half day start and end times are:
    • Half Day: 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. / 12:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
    • Full Day: 8:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • PreK phased-in return to hybrid models begins Oct. 19.
  • Full schedule will be communicated to families by the PreK team.
  • The onsite schedule will include opportunities for outdoor play / recess.
PreK: Full Online Option
  • PreK students may participate in fully online learning. The PreK team will communicate with enrolled families directly to gauge each family's need for the full online option.

K-4 Plan

K-4: Full Onsite (No Hybrid)
  • Student start time is 8:15 a.m. and end time is 2 p.m.
  • Onsite instruction available for all K-4 students 
  • The K-4 onsite plan involves a phased-in return:
    • Monday, Oct. 26: K and Grade 1 begin and remain
    • Wednesday, Oct. 28: Grades 2 and 3 begin and remain
    • Thursday, Oct. 29: Grade 4 begins and remains
    • Friday, Oct. 30: All K-4 officially in
  • K-4 start and end times: 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Raider Time: until 2:30 p.m. (buses available)
K-4 Onsite Schedule

TimeSubject
Wake up-8:15 a.m.Daily symptom check at home; Bus/travel to school
8:15-8:45 a.m.Morning Meeting
8:45-10:15 a.m.Math Instruction Block (large group / small group / independent work)
10:15-10:45 a.m.Movement / Outdoor Break (Recess)
10:45-11:30 a.m.Literacy Instructional Block (incorporating science & social studies)
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Lunch in Classroom
12-12:30 p.m.Asynchronous Single-Subject Time in Classroom
12:30-1:45 p.m.Small Group Literacy Time / Intervention
1:45-2 p.m.End of Day Transition & Dismissal
1:45-2:30 p.m.Raider Time

K-4: Full Online Option
  • The K-4 full online option may involve a separate, fully online schedule and/or students will access classrooms via webcam located in onsite classrooms.
  • The K-4 full online option may include a change in teacher assignment.
  • Families who enroll in the full Online Option will commit to online learning until January 19, 2021, at a minimum.
K-4 Full Online Schedule

Time
Subject
8:15-8:45 a.m.Morning Meeting with Assigned Onsite Class
8:45-10:15 a.m.Math Instruction Block with online Shaker teacher (large group / small group / independent work)
10:15-10:45 a.m.Movement / Outdoor Break (Recess)
10:45-11:30 a.m.Literacy Instructional Block (incorporating science & social studies)
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Lunch
12-12:30 p.m.Asynchronous Single-Subject Time
12:30-1:45 p.m.Meet with Online Teacher / Other Online Students for small group instruction or specially designed instruction
1:45-2:30 p.m.Raider Time

Woodbury Plan

Woodbury: Hybrid
  • Student start time is 8:45 a.m. and end time is 3 p.m. 
  • Woodbury will follow an A/B Week hybrid model, meaning students will alternate being onsite one week and online one week. These weeks are divided by last name:
    • A Week: Last Names A-K
    • B Week: Last Names L-Z
  • Approximately 14 students onsite and 14 students online
  • Currently planning for online students to participate synchronously while the teacher streams instruction live.
  • Teacher will provide 10-15 minutes of direct instruction partnered with independent or collaborative work time
  • Outdoor learning and play opportunities
Woodbury: Full Online Option
  • Current plans include live streaming instruction to students who are not onsite in Language & Literature, Math, Science and Individuals & Societies classes and some Specials classes.
  • Online students will participate in asynchronous Physical Education and occasionally asynchronous Music.
  • As streaming options develop, Woodbury would plan to incorporate more classes as appropriate.
Woodbury Sample Grade 5 Hybrid Schedule
Online Woodbury students will also follow this hybrid schedule. Please note, this is a sample schedule with a sample order of subjects. Individual student schedules will vary.

Time
Subject
Wake upDaily symptom check at home; Bus ride/travel to school
8:20-8:45 a.m.Student Arrival
8:45-9:30 a.m.Math or Language & Literature *Movement break begins with exiting
9:35-10:25 a.m.Math or Language & Literature *Movement break ends with entering teacher
10:30-11:20 a.m.Science or Individuals & Societies
11:25 a.m.
-12:15 p.m.
Lunch in Classroom and Activity Time
12:15-1:05 p.m.Science or Individuals & Societies
1:10-2 p.m.Specials or Advisory
2:05-2:55 p.m.Specials or Advisory
2:55-3 p.m.Dismissal (South Woodland)
3-3:45 p.m.Online week and fully online students: Raider Time (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Woodbury Sample Grade 6 Hybrid Schedule
Online Woodbury students will also follow this hybrid schedule. Please note, this is a sample schedule with a sample order of subjects. Individual student schedules will vary.

TimeSubject
Wake upDaily symptom check at home; Bus ride/travel to school
8:20-8:45 a.m.Student Arrival
8:45-9:35 a.m.Specials or Advisory
9:40-10:30 a.m.Specials or Advisory
10:35-
11:25 a.m.
Language & Literature *Movement break begins with exiting
11:30 a.m.-
12:20 p.m.
Math *Movement break ends with entering teacher
12:20-1:10 p.m.Lunch in Classroom and Activity Time
1:15-2:05 p.m.Individuals & Societies
2:10-3 p.m.Science
3-3:05 p.m.Dismissal (South Woodland)
3-3:45 p.m.Online week and fully online students: Raider Time (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Middle School Plan

Middle School: Hybrid
  • Student start time is 9:15 a.m. and end time is 3:30 p.m.
  • Shaker Heights Middle School will follow an A/B Week hybrid model, meaning students will alternate being onsite one week and online one week. These weeks are divided by last name:
    • A Week: Last Names A-K
    • B Week: Last Names L-Z
  • Currently planning for online students to participate synchronously while the teacher streams instruction live.
  • Teacher will provide 10-15 minutes of direct instruction partnered with independent or collaborative work time
  • Outdoor learning and play opportunities
Middle School: Full Online Option
  • Current plans include live streaming instruction to students who are not onsite in Language & Literature, Math, Science and Individuals & Societies classes, Language Acquisition, Workshop and small group instruction.
  • As streaming options develop, the Middle School would plan to incorporate more classes as appropriate.
  • Select course will provide asynchronous assignments when off-site.
Middle School Sample Schedule
Online Middle School students will also follow this hybrid schedule. Please note, this is a sample schedule with a sample order of subjects. Individual student schedules will vary.

Time
Subject
Wake upDaily symptom check at home; Bus ride/travel to school
9:15-10:05 a.m.Math
10:10-11 a.m.Language & Literature
11:05-11:55 a.m.Individuals & Societies
11:55 a.m.-
12:45 p.m.
Lunch in Classroom and Advisory
12:50-1:40 p.m.Language Acquisition / Workshop
1:45-2:35 p.m.PE / Design / Fine Art
2:40-3:30 p.m.Science
3:30-4:15 p.m.Dismissal: Onsite Students / Raider Time: Online Students

High School Plan
  • Student start and end times are:
    • Monday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Students to remain in current remote learning model with targeted courses and programs transitioning to onsite instruction.
  • Current plan is to begin the transition of courses and programs to onsite instruction such as Art, Music, PE, Theatre, Clubs/Organizations and individualized support for students in early November.
  • All students will transition to the Hybrid Model by January 4, 2021.
    • Goal for the hybrid transition is to keep students with current teachers.
    • Hybrid model format options that are under review include:
      • Two-day per week model vs. A/B Week model
      • Hybrid plan to follow the current block schedule with adjustments for lunch
      • Synchronous remote learning for online students with streaming to the in-person classroom.
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