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Charles City reveal their 3 ‘Return to Learn Plan’ options in-depth; to decide and release final plan July 31st

With an ever-fluid landscape, the Charles City school district released their fully-fleshed-out options (draft) for ‘Return to Learn’ in the Fall – a school year that is still set to start on August 24th. District Principal Marcia DeVore says whatever happens, the team has made sure to focus on getting kindergarten through 4th grade students in classrooms on a full-time basis.

 

The choice on which plan the district will choice will be decided by Superintendent Mike Fisher and released to the public on July 31st.

 

The fully on-site plan outline:

 

  • All students in grades PK-12 will attend school in person.
  • All students in grades PK-12 will receive technology support during onsite learning to facilitate a smooth transition to either the HLP or RLP as needed.
  • District will implement various mitigation and physical distancing protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (Page 8 of Return to Learn Plan for more details)
  • School cafeteria times/locations modified to ensure social distancing and allow for cleaning protocols.
  • District will establish cleaning/sanitizing protocols based on CDC/IDPH guidelines.
  • Transportations services will be prioritized for state-required routes.
  • Co/Extra-curricular activities will be based on current guidelines from governing bodies.

 

 

The hybrid plan outline:

 

  • Students in grades PK-4 will attend school in person daily.
  • Students in grades 5-8 will be assigned to attend school in person on either M/Tu or Th/F, participating in require remote learning the other three days of the week.
  • Students in grades 9-12 will attend on campus classes in cohort groups. Grades 9 and 11 will attend in person on M/Tu. Grades 10 and 12 will attend in person on Th/Fr. The remaining three days of the week will be required remote learning for both cohorts.
  • The district MAY utilize Wednesday to provide in-person support to students with IEPs, 504s, ELL needs, etc.
  • District will implement various mitigation and physical distancing protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (Page 8 of Return to Learn Plan for more details)
  • School cafeteria times/locations modified to ensure social distancing and allow for cleaning protocols.
  • District will establish cleaning/sanitizing protocols based on CDC/IDPH guidelines.
  • Transportations services will be prioritized for state-required routes.
  • Co/Extra-curricular activities will be based on current guidelines from governing bodies.

 

 

DeVore says if school comes back with either of these options, that the families will have some power over what their children do.

 

The remote learning plan outline:

 

  • All Charles City Community Schools buildings will be closed and all students
  • will be required to participate in remote learning from home.
  • As permitted by State of Iowa guidelines, the district MAY provide small group instructions, in-person office hours, and rooms to access the internet for remote learning.
  • Food Service will provide Grab-n-Go lunches/breakfasts for PK-12 students.
  • District will establish cleaning/sanitizing protocols based on CDC/IDPH guidelines and building usage.
  • Co/Extra-curricular activities will be based on current guidelines from governing bodies.

 

 

The other big decision for the school is how they are going to handle masks/PPE when it comes to their staff and students.

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.

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