Parent Feedback Needed on School Reopening Options
Based on Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) guidelines and recommendations, the Capitol High School administration has developed a plan for Phase 2 reopening of school on Monday, August 10th.
Families will have two options:
Option 1 – Hybrid
Our hybrid option will be a mixture of virtual and face to face learning with students attending school two days per week, M-TH. Fridays will be virtual for all students. The school will operate at 50% capacity with students divided into A/B groups. All public health guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, etc. will be strictly adhered to by all students and staff while on campus.
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Option 2 – Virtual
Our virtual option will allow students to attend school 100% on-line. Learning will occur both synchronously and asynchronously based on grade, department, and courses.
This is an ACADEMIC outline for moving forward:
Student enrollment will be divided by family, into Group A and Group B, so that approximately 50% of the students will attend class at CHS on designated days Monday – Thursday.
All class instruction will be virtual on Fridays.
Instruction will be delivered synchronously and asynchronously based on grade/department and instructor.
Attendance, instructional minutes, and state assessments are currently required.
Assignment deadlines and academic integrity will be maintained and enforced.
Wellness and Logistics:
Temperature checks will be conducted upon arrival at school (and when visiting the nurse).
Students with 100.4+ fever may not remain at school and must be picked up immediately.
Students who are sick should stay at home (regardless of illness).
Students who are COVID-19 positive must stay at home until deemed non-infectious by a doctor.
Parents are to report if their child has been on fever-reducing medication in the prior 24 hours or has had a cough or shortness of breath.
Individuals who were in close contact (less than 6 feet for over 15 minutes) with COVID-19 should stay at home and monitor symptoms for 14 days.
Face coverings will be provided for students. Face coverings should be worn by adults and students, as able, to the maximum extent possible at arrival, in classrooms, during transitions within the school building, and at dismissal.
All individuals will use hand sanitizer at arrival, every 2 hours, before and after eating or using play equipment, and at exit/dismissal.
Antibacterial wipes/disinfectant spray will be used on learning surfaces as groups
Students and teachers will use hand sanitizer at every class change.
Field trips will be discontinued until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
To the extent possible, students will be separated with flow paths during transitions.
Routine and Deep Cleaning:
CHS will follow all CDC recommended guidelines and procedures.
High-touch surfaces will be cleaned before and after a group’s use.
CHS athletics will comply with LHSAA, LDOE, and public health guidelines and are communicated to coaches under the supervision of the Athletic Director.
All students will receive a school-issued Chromebook.
The school will provide internet access for all students in need of the internet at home.
Please remember this is a fluid situation. If the Governor institutes Phase 1 restrictions or the situation locally requires a transition to fully virtual learning for an extended period, we are prepared to do so.
I hope this information is helpful as you make plans for the 2020-21 school year. Despite the current challenges, the instructors, staff, and administrators are looking forward to another great year!
Please click here to complete our Parental Re-Entry Survey.
View the full letter from our Executive Director here.