VIRTUAL- ONLY LEARNING MODEL: SPRING 2021 AACPS ROADMAP TO REOPENING
Online Learning for the Remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year
5 days of virtual learning per week throughout the spring semester of the 2020-21 academic year
NOTE: Students will continue to learn virtually throughout the Spring 2021 semester.
Students will continue to learn virtually as they have been doing since the beginning of this academic year. If you are requesting this model, please know that we will attempt to keep as many students with their current teacher and classmates, but it is possible that some students will need to be assigned to a new teacher and classroom based on student and teacher decisions.
Virtual-Only Learning Model Details
- There will be AM, Midday, and PM learning blocks with associated Flex time, Friends & Fun time, Office Hours, Circle time, and time to Build Community. We have adjusted the virtual schedule slightly for Spring 2021 based on feedback from parents, teachers, and students.
- School start and dismissal times will initially stay as they are currently in Fall 2020. When we do offer hybrid learning and begin to bring back some students to schools for in-person learning, both the hybrid and virtual-only students will move to the start and dismissal times of their individual schools.
- Students’ teachers may change based on student desire/choice for virtual and hybrid learning and their associated teacher’s need for a medical or childcare accommodation. We do not anticipate many students having to be placed with a new teacher.
Cleaning and disinfecting outdoor areas*
- Outdoor areas, like playgrounds in schools and parks generally require normal routine cleaning, but do not require disinfection.
- Disinfectant should not be sprayed on outdoor playgrounds- it is not an efficient use of supplies and is not proven to reduce risk of COVID-19 to the public.
- High touch surfaces made of plastic or metal, such as grab bars and railings should be cleaned routinely.
- Cleaning and disinfection of wooden surfaces (play structures, benches, tables) or groundcovers (mulch, sand) is not recommended.
- Sidewalks and roads should not be disinfected.
- Spread of COVID-19 from these surfaces is very low and disinfection is not effective.