On March 22nd, the Wake County Board of Education approved a plan that will allow students in grades 6-12 the choice of returning to Plan A instruction in April for all students.
Elementary schools will also offer students the opportunity to request a change in their learningenvironment. This means if your child is currently in Virtual Academy and wants to switch to In-Person or are In-Person and want to switch to Virtual Academy, they have this opportunity.
In accordance with Senate Bill 220, all families who want to change their student’s plan must communicate this decision by April 1.
Changes for students without a 504 or IEP who want to move to or from Virtual Academy will be implemented on April 19th. This additional time will allow for any necessary changes to student or teacher rosters and schedules.
Following are several important points families should know about the return to daily instruction:
Plan A is “Minimal Social Distancing,” but still requires NC Department of Health and Human Services protocols:
·Social distancing protocols to the extent possible and as practicable;
·Cloth face coverings;
·Cleaning and hygiene protocols;
·Protecting vulnerable populations;
·Conducting regular screening and ongoing self-monitoring of symptoms; and
·Appropriate steps to address suspected, presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Teacher and schedule changes:
These changes may impact your student’s homeroom teacher. The staff will do their best to maintain consistency for students and families but changes in the number of students in the building might call for a change in homeroom rosters and the daily schedule.
Communicating your decision:
If you would like your child to come into the school building daily or have additional questions, please contact one of the following staff members with your name, student name, grade level and your decision and/or questions by April 1st:
Once the staff has confirmed your request, we will be in contact with you about your child’s teacher by April 12th to share with you any homeroom changes and/or daily schedule changes which would begin on April 19th.
If you do not want to change your child’s learningenvironment, no action is needed.
We hope to provide the safest possible learningenvironments for our students. Thank you for your grace, patience, and flexibility.