Dare remote instruction to begin Nov. 18

By on November 14, 2020

Announcement follows Nov. 13 Ed Board vote

(Dare County Schools)

In the wake of the Dare County Board of Education’s vote yesterday to return students to remote learning, Dare Schools Superintendent John Farrelly sent this Nov. 14 email to school families explaining how the transition will work.“As I am sure you are aware, the Dare County Board of Education voted last evening by a 6-1 margin to return to remote learning through the remainder of the first semester (January 15). (Presentation attached).

The Board also approved my recommendation to make this Monday (11/16) and Tuesday (11/17) workdays for all teachers. This includes virtual school teachers, so all students are off on Monday and Tuesday. Remote instruction will restart on Wednesday (11/18).

The Board also approved my recommendation to turn Wednesday, Dec. 2 into an instructional day. I will send the amended calendar out on Monday.

After careful consideration in how to best move forward- please note the following:
  1. K-5 students who are currently in the virtual school will remain with their current virtual teacher.
  2. K-5students who have returned to the traditional face to face delivery will remain with their current teacher.
  3. Preschool students will be served remotely.
  4. All6-12 students will return to their original teacher. This includes virtual school students.
  5. Students who are in our 10 extended content classroomswill be served at school full time.
  6. The DCS feeding program will resume using the original multi-site model we used last spring (about 15 locations). We will announce more details regarding this program on Monday.
  7. Middle and High School athletics will continue as will afterschool clubs and activities such as band.
  8. An updated DCS Remote Learning Guidebook will be released on Monday. Our expectation is that we will return to the same standards, schedules, and instructional delivery methods that we utilized from August through October.
  9. All schools will distribute technology devices and wifi hotspots as needed on Monday and Tuesday. Principals will communicate distribution times to parents.
  10. The health screening app will remain in place for all staff and students being served in our extended content classrooms as well as those who are participating in afterschool activities. We will pause the platform for all other students.
  11. Changes back to original classes in PowerSchool will appear on Wednesday for parents.

I appreciate all of you, your patience, support, and collaboration as we continue to navigate the outcomes of this pandemic. I am proud to serve you and our amazing Dare County staff members.”

My best,

John

File attachments:
November 13th Special Called BOE Meeting Presentation.pdf

 



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