Fairfax County Public Schools officials are considering three return-to-school scenarios below. The scenarios are extracted from slides 41 to 43 of the May 11th FCPS’s 47-page “Returning to School: Options and Considerations for Summer and Fall 2020” report.
Scenario 1. Virtual Start to the Year
- Focus Start of School Year Activities on:
- Community building
- Establishing virtual learning routines
- Provide enhanced distance learning resources (technology, connectivity, self-paced curriculum)
- Revise instructional schedules to better meet student learning needs
- Expand community partnerships to support students with distance learning, including child-care services (e.g. Fairfax County Govt, Opportunity neighborhoods, faith-based organizations)
Scenario 2. Social Distancing
Planning to Return to School with Social Distancing:
- Social distancing regulations may require serving select students that most require face-to-face support (e.g., based on IEP, EL level or developmental level)
- Implement alternating day schedules (in-school, virtual) based on health department guidelines
- Create non-classroom space guidelines (e.g., cafeteria, hallways, library, playground, bus, etc.)
- Expand community partnerships to support students with distance learn, including child-care services (e.g., Fairfax County Govt, Opportunity Neighborhoods, faith-based organizations)
Scenario 3. Some Unable to Return
Planning for How to Support Students and Staff Unable to Return to School Building for Personal Reasons:
*Early notification needed for student scheduling purposes
- High School
- Enrollment in Online Campus
- Middle and Elementary
- Enrollment with an online provider (e.g. Virtual Virginia)
- Group students in online class sections
- Class sections mixed with both face-to-face and online students
More details should be released from the Fairfax County School District in June.
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