Posted Date: 07/13/2020
Please read the following document detailing Spring Hill Elementary School's plan for reopening school for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that this is our current plan, but it is subject to change. If changes are made, we will publish an announcement online through our district website and Facebook page.
After reading the information below if you would like to enroll your child/children in the virtual option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so their name(s) can be added to the Virtual Academy list.
The deadline for your child to sign-up for virtual learning is Monday, July 27, 2020.
A pdf file is linked at the bottom of this article for your convenience in reviewing this plan.
CoronaVirus Health and Safety Procedures
Temperatures will be checked at the car line and bus line. Two entries and 2 people at each entry point.
We will not use the cafeteria for breakfast, except for kindergarten classes.
Kindergarten will go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast after the morning bell rings.
A grab and go breakfast will be served in the hallway near the gym door.
Janitors will empty classroom trash directly after breakfast.
When students arrive, they will not go to the gym. They will go directly to their classrooms.
Students will wear masks when outside of the classroom and can remove them when sitting at their desk.
Desk will be spaced 6 feet apart if feasible.
Students will switch classes through the bathroom hallways if possible.
Students will go to their activity classes. Except for computer classes and the teacher will go to the regular classroom.
We will practice social distancing. (maintain 6ft. apart if possible)
Teachers will sanitize their classroom after each class change.
Students will not share supplies.
Students will travel to the far right in all hallways.(both directions)
We will tape arrows to the floor showing the direction that students will travel.
We will place tape on the floor to mark 6 feet spacing between students.
Water fountains will be turned off and covered.
Students will bring water bottles from their home.
K-2nd grade students will eat in the cafeteria daily with spacing of every other seat.
3rd and 4th grade students will eat in the cafeteria on Monday and Tuesday with spacing of every other seat.
5th and 6th grade students will eat in the cafeteria on Wednesday and Thursday with spacing of every other seat.
Students in 3rd and 4th grade will eat in the cafeteria on Friday alternating with 5th and 6th grade eating in the cafeteria the next Friday. (alternating schedule on Friday for grades 3-4 and 5-6)
Lunchroom staff will dump trays.
Masks must be worn when students are going to the cafeteria and returning to their classrooms.(students may remove mask while eating)
Students are to use germ X before entering the cafeteria.
No contact sports.
Teachers will be on duty to plan the recess activity. ( an example would be kick ball or baseball with plastic balls and bats)
Hands will be washed when students get back to the classroom.
Masks are to be worn on the playground if required by the state. (10 and under not required, recommended for 10 and older)
Exiting the building to go home:
Students in grades K-2 will dismiss to the front porch at 2:55. Any siblings or students in grades 3-6 that will be riding with a K-2 student will also be dismissed at 2:55.
Students in grades 3-6 will dismiss to the front porch at 3:05.
School Transportation: (School Bus)
The district will provide bus transportation for all students. Based on current ADH guidance, students aged 10 and over will be required to wear face coverings when riding the bus.We are planning no changes to bus schedules or bus stops.
The school nurse will bring medicine to the classrooms.
The school nurse will be called to the classroom if a student is sick.
We will always enter the nurse’s office through the front office door, not through the hallway door.
Teachers should come to the office for school business only and not for visitation.
No parents or visitors will be allowed inside the elementary building or school lunchroom..
No parents or visitors will be allowed to attend class parties.
No regular open house. (online open house)
Honor roll assemblies will be conducted one grade at a time. No parents or visitors will be allowed to attend. We will broadcast assemblies by way of facebook live if possible.
Assessment and Instruction
Onsite Instruction (Blended)
Spring Hill Elementary will use Lincoln Learning Solutions this school year which is an online curriculum provided to us by the Arkansas Department of Education. It covers subject areas such as math, language arts, science and social studies. We will use this online curriculum daily along with our regular instruction and be prepared to pivot to all online instruction in case of mandatory school closure due to increased cases of the coronavirus.
Spring Hill Elementary Virtual Academy (Online)
This option will be completely online, without onsite instruction. Students will only come to school for state-mandated assessments. Parents will also be responsible for providing transportation for any extra-curricular activities. Families who choose Spring Hill Elementary Virtual Academy must have reliable home internet access; however we will provide a school owned Chromebook if requested. An important thing to note before choosing this option is that Spring Hill Virtual Academy will not look like the AMI work of the Spring Semester. There will not be paper packet work. Grades will count. Attendance will count. The Spring Hill Virtual Academy should be viewed as a transitional process in the return to Onsite instruction. The term of the Virtual Academy will be based on ADH safety guidelines and pandemic status in our area. Last Spring, we were instructed by the Arkansas Department of Education to not introduce new learning, but rather just to reinforce previous learning. Spring Hill Elementary Virtual Academy will be as rigorous as on site instruction, and it will be graded like onsite work will be. Students will be expected to participate daily for their attendance to count; there may be times when synchronous (a form of learning where students are learning live at the same time) learning is required, and the student may be expected to login during the school day to hear instruction. Other times the learning may be asynchronous (digital and online learning not occurring in real time). Parents will be asked to sign up for the virtual program and commit to a minimum of nine weeks.
Spring Hill Elementary will use Renaissance as our K-6 assessment tool. Renaissance Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math will help teachers understand where their students are currently at in the Arkansas learning progression and what they need to learn next. Renaissance will help our teachers focus on the standards and unfinished learning that our students missed out on during the Spring Semester of 2020.