What is the daily schedule? Daily small-group Pride (advisory) time is focused on community building and sisterhood. Live video lessons are led by our wonderful team of teachers and students will receive a weekly class schedule that will include links to all Live Zoom Classes. The final schedule will be released shortly pending additional input. Learn more about the technology students will be using and read about attendance expectations.
What is the daily schedule?
- Daily small-group Pride (advisory) time focused on community building and sisterhood
- Live video lessons led by our wonderful team of teachers
- Students will receive a weekly class schedule that will include links to all Live Zoom Classes
- Final schedule to be released shortly pending additional input
What technology will students use?
- Free Chromebooks and hotspots/internet to all students
- Google Classroom and Zoom
- Updates for additional online learning platforms will be shared prior to the first day of school.
What are attendance expectations?
- Students will be required to attend each virtual class
- KCGPA will communicate immediately if a student is not present in a class
- Families will be asked to communicate in advance if your student is unable to attend a virtual class
What if students are absent from classes?
- All daily live lessons will be recorded and uploaded to your student’s Google Classroom
- Students will be required to make-up missed learning and assignments
What supplies does my student need?
- Families will be asked to supply their students with writing utensils, paper and a dedicated location to complete their work
- KCGPA will provide all other supplies that students will need during virtually learning
- More detailed information on distribution of technology and learning materials will be communicated soon
Will my student need a school uniform next year?
- Students will not need to wear a school uniform during remote learning
- If/when we return to in-person school we will share updates to our uniform policy
How will students get time for community and relationship building?
- Community building will occur within content lessons and daily Pride (advisory)
- Pride leaders will have biweekly 1 on 1 check-in’s with students to establish strong, positive relationships
- Students will continue to participate in Circle twice a week
- Our school Social Worker will be available to support students with social emotional needs through open office hours, 1 on 1 sessions, and small group sessions
Will my student be able to receive school breakfast and lunch?
- Yes, KCGPA will continue to provide meal boxes including 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches weekly to families
- All meals will be delivered each Monday, if school is not in session on a Monday, deliveries will occur on Tuesday
What if my student has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or needs additional learning support?
- All student support for Exceptional Learners and/or English as a New Language Learners will be provided remotely
- IEP team meetings will happen remotely
- If requested by the family, the Manager of Student Support will facilitate meetings with parents in person
How did you make this reopening decision?
- Ultimately, this decision was driven by public health data and guidance
- We gathered input from public health officials, publicly available data, conversations with team members, and surveys of our families
- See our family survey data for more information
How can I contribute to decisions and planning moving forward?
- We will host monthly “Family Dinners” for families
- To sign up, please click here or contact Jahna Riley, our Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com or 816-268-2573
What criteria are we using to decide when it’s safe to return in person?
- We use public health guidance and data relating to three questions:
- How likely is it that someone with coronavirus will be part of our school community (community spread)?
- Can we meet the CDC’s reopening criteria within our school building?
- Does our team feel safe to return in person?
- Please see our full decision criteria and current data here
What’s the timeline for revisiting this decision?
- We are planning for an 18 to 33 month “new normal”
- With incomplete data and significant risk, we aim to make slow, careful decisions
- To ensure predictability and clarity for team members and families, we will switch to in person learning only at the beginning of a quarter:
- Quarter 2 – Mon, Oct. 26
- Quarter 3 – Tues, Jan. 19
- Quarter 4 – Mon, March 22
- Families will receive notification of a return to in person learning one month in advance of a change
- Prior to switching, we will take a 5 day in-service period with no live remote learning to train staff on safety protocols and adjust curricula