GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County School leaders voted in favor of remote learning for 9 weeks for the start of the school year. Now, Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras and Assistant Superintendent of teaching, learning, and professional development Jamie King are answering your questions.
From how does the school district know you need a computer or device (answer: you need to contact your child's school and tell them) to how students and teachers will meet each other for orientation to if you can switch from virtual learning to in-class learning when it becomes available (yes, but you have to wait for the end of the semester).
Check out the videos attached to see the three segments of questions and answers.
Here is a look at the different scenarios being talked about as options for when the nine weeks of remote learning is finished. It's expected the board will vote on these scenarios in September.
K-8 in school full time
9-12 remote full time
50% of K-12 students attend Mondays and Tuesdays
Teacher planning and deep building cleaning of Wednesdays
50% of K-12 students attend Thursdays and Fridays
K-5 in school full time
50% of 6-12 students attend A week Monday – Thursday. Teacher planning on Fridays.
50% of 6-12 students attend B week Monday – Thursday. Teacher planning on Fridays.
K-5 face-to-face attending Monday - Friday every week – full school day
6-8 face-to-Face Monday – Thursday mornings – 4 hours per day
9-12 face-to-face Monday – Thursday afternoons – 3 hours per day
Fridays will be used for teacher planning.
Board members will revisit what a Plan B reentry will look like next month which would include one of the four scenarios.
Parents also have the option to enroll their children in the Virtual Academy only online learning program. The enrollment deadline is September 18.