Reopening Plan - Universal and Fully Virtual

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 Universal Model

The student population is divided into two cohorts and attend in-person (at school) instruction two days a week.

 

Students attend school in the building on a Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday schedule, based on their cohort.

 

Students are provided learning materials to support learning at home on the days they do not report to school for in-person learning.

 

Cohort 1 will attend the full school day in person on Monday/Tuesday and have asynchronous instruction on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday.

 

Cohort 2 will attend the full school day in person Thursday/Friday and have asynchronous (independent) instruction on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.

Wednesdays will be asynchronous learning for all.

 

*PHMDC, CDC, Board of Education members, and Administration may deem it necessary for in-person instruction to be shifted to an all-remote instructional model.

 

 

1,  How will the eating in schools work?

Elementary students will eat in their classrooms, not in the cafeteria. The majority of districts in Dane County that have had elementary students in schools in the fall have been serving student meals in classrooms. They have reported to MCPASD officials the program is going well.

 

The District is still finalizing how eating will work at the secondary level.

 

2. How many students will be in each classroom?

The District will need to see how many students are in the Universal model to know for sure, but we expect each cohort-classroom to have between 6 and 12 students at the elementary level and 9-15 students at the secondary level. Our classrooms vary in size but they have at least 600 square feet, which allows for appropriate physical distancing.

 

3. Will students and staff wear masks?

Yes, we expect all of our students and staff to wear masks, unless they are physically unable to do so.

 

4. If a student shows symptoms at school, what happens?

Sick students will be taken to a special room. Their families will be contacted to come and take the child home as quickly as possible. A separate room will be available for students who are being monitored by a nurse or nurse’s assistant but don’t have COVID symptoms.

 

5. What happens if a child has to quarantine or an entire class or school?

If an individual student or two need to quarantine or isolate but the class continues to meet in-person, we will work with the families to make sure their child receives the instruction they need while they are out.

If an entire classroom, including the teacher, needs to quarantine or isolate, that classroom would return to virtual learning until they can return to the school building. The same would hold true if a school needed to quarantine or isolate.

 

A couple of parochial schools in Dane County have had to switch classrooms to virtual learning, but the District isn’t aware of any Dane County public schools that 

 

 

 

 

Fully Virtual Model

Students/families opt into a 100% virtual learning for the remainder of the school year, and would not attend in-person instruction.

Virtual instruction would include some large group, and small group synchronous learning via Zoom, and also include learning activities supported by the family via Seesaw. This format is the same as the remote learning done thus far in the school year.

 

Virtual instruction is provided by teachers designated for the Fully Virtual Model of instruction.  

 

Fully virtual teachers may be different from the teachers the students had previously for the Universal Model, even though we were in a virtual learning environment. 

Wednesdays will be asynchronous learning for all.

 

*PHMDC, CDC, Board of Education members, and Administration 

may deem it necessary for in-person instruction to be shifted to an all-remote instructional model.

 

Can you tell me a little more about Fully Virtual instruction?

For students in the Fully Virtual model, instruction is predominantly asynchronous (independent) and does not follow the school daily schedule. Students do not attend a Zoom class in this model. Students access the curriculum through Seesaw or BUZZ depending on their grade.

 

Middle and high school students remain connected to their assigned advisory peers and adviser.

 

Students in elementary school and grades 5-6 at the middle school follow MCPASD curriculum. Students in grades 7-12 follow course curriculum that is aligned with the Common Core standards. The curriculum is designed by nationally recognized online content providers through the Wisconsin eSchool Network.

 

Any requested courses where an MCPASD teacher is unavailable will be taught by a Wisconsin teacher through one of our partner districts in the Wisconsin eSchool Network.

 

What does a Fully Virtual student’s day look like?

Students access instructional content asynchronously (independently) then complete assignments/assessments designed to help them both build and demonstrate their understanding of the content. There are typically no daily or required Zoom sessions.

Students connect with their teachers and access support through optional Zoom support sessions and office hours and have assignment due dates in the course that provide a pacing guide for the work that needs to be completed. Teachers of fully virtual courses provide personalized feedback, digitally and/or live via Zoom, to support student growth on a regulaThe student population is divided into two cohorts and attend in-person (at school) instruction two days a week.

 

Students attend school in the building on a Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday schedule, based on their cohort.

 

Students are provided learning materials to support learning at home on the days they do not report to school for in-person learning.

 

Cohort 1 will attend the full school day in person on Monday/Tuesday and have asynchronous instruction on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday.

 

Cohort 2 will attend the full school day in person Thursday/Friday and have asynchronous (independent) instruction on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.

Wednesdays will be asynchronous learning for all.

 

*PHMDC, CDC, Board of Education members, and Administration may deem it necessary for in-person instruction to be shifted to an all-remote instructional model.

 

 

1,  How will the eating in schools work?

Elementary students will eat in their classrooms, not in the cafeteria. The majority of districts in Dane County that have had elementary students in schools in the fall have been serving student meals in classrooms. They have reported to MCPASD officials the program is going well.

 

The District is still finalizing how eating will work at the secondary level.

 

2. How many students will be in each classroom?

The District will need to see how many students are in the Universal model to know for sure, but we expect each cohort-classroom to have between 6 and 12 students at the elementary level and 9-15 students at the secondary level. Our classrooms vary in size but they have at least 600 square feet, which allows for appropriate physical distancing.

 

3. Will students and staff wear masks?

Yes, we expect all of our students and staff to wear masks, unless they are physically unable to do so.

 

4. If a student shows symptoms at school, what happens?

Sick students will be taken to a special room. Their families will be contacted to come and take the child home as quickly as possible. A separate room will be available for students who are being monitored by a nurse or nurse’s assistant but don’t have COVID symptoms.

 

5. What happens if a child has to quarantine or an entire class or school?

If an individual student or two need to quarantine or isolate but the class continues to meet in-person, we will work with the families to make sure their child receives the instruction they need while they are out.

If an entire classroom, including the teacher, needs to quarantine or isolate, that classroom would return to virtual learning until they can return to the school building. The same would hold true if a school needed to quarantine or isolate.

 

A couple of parochial schools in Dane County have had to switch classrooms to virtual learning, but the District isn’t aware of any Dane County public schools that 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully Virtual Model

Students/families opt into a 100% virtual learning for the remainder of the school year, and would not attend in-person instruction.

Virtual instruction would include some large group, and small group synchronous learning via Zoom, and also include learning activities supported by the family via Seesaw. This format is the same as the remote learning done thus far in the school year.

 

Virtual instruction is provided by teachers designated for the Fully Virtual Model of instruction.  

 

Fully virtual teachers may be different from the teachers the students had previously for the Universal Model, even though we were in a virtual learning environment. 

Wednesdays will be asynchronous learning for all.

 

*PHMDC, CDC, Board of Education members, and Administration 

may deem it necessary for in-person instruction to be shifted to an all-remote instructional model.

 

Can you tell me a little more about Fully Virtual instruction?

For students in the Fully Virtual model, instruction is predominantly asynchronous (independent) and does not follow the school daily schedule. Students do not attend a Zoom class in this model. Students access the curriculum through Seesaw or BUZZ depending on their grade.

 

Middle and high school students remain connected to their assigned advisory peers and adviser.

 

Students in elementary school and grades 5-6 at the middle school follow MCPASD curriculum. Students in grades 7-12 follow course curriculum that is aligned with the Common Core standards. The curriculum is designed by nationally recognized online content providers through the Wisconsin eSchool Network.

 

Any requested courses where an MCPASD teacher is unavailable will be taught by a Wisconsin teacher through one of our partner districts in the Wisconsin eSchool Network.

 

What does a Fully Virtual student’s day look like?

Students access instructional content asynchronously (independently) then complete assignments/assessments designed to help them both build and demonstrate their understanding of the content. There are typically no daily or required Zoom sessions.

Students connect with their teachers and access support through optional Zoom support sessions and office hours and have assignment due dates in the course that provide a pacing guide for the work that needs to be completed. Teachers of fully virtual courses provide personalized feedback, digitally and/or live via Zoom, to support student growth on a regular basis and students are always welcome to reach out via email with questions.

 

All courses are available for students to access online at any time so students have the flexibility to engage in their learning at times that best meet their needs.

Fully Virtual students must be in the learning platform at least five hours a week to meet attendance requirements. However, students are usually working 4-5 hours a day.

 

Would students who switch to the Fully Virtual model be able to continue taking advanced courses, such as mathematics? How about world language, band and orchestra?

Yes, students can remain in advanced math, although they would switch to the Florida Virtual Curriculum and have a new teacher.

 

World language will likely depend on what language they are taking. It may also mean moving to the Florida Virtual Curriculum and a new teacher.

 

Fully Virtual students would be able to access band and orchestra at the middle level through small group virtual instruction.

 

r basis and students are always welcome to reach out via email with questions.

 

All courses are available for students to access online at any time so students have the flexibility to engage in their learning at times that best meet their needs.

Fully Virtual students must be in the learning platform at least five hours a week to meet attendance requirements. However, students are usually working 4-5 hours a day.

 

Would students who switch to the Fully Virtual model be able to continue taking advanced courses, such as mathematics? How about world language, band and orchestra?

Yes, students can remain in advanced math, although they would switch to the Florida Virtual Curriculum and have a new teacher.

 

World language will likely depend on what language they are taking. It may also mean moving to the Florida Virtual Curriculum and a new teacher.

 

Fully Virtual students would be able to access band and orchestra at the middle level through small group virtual instruction.