Fall 2020 Reopening
On Monday, October 12, the Columbia Board of Education voted to allow Elementary students to return to in-person learning on a four day a week schedule beginning on October 19.
Middle and High School students are all virtual until further notice.
CPS In-Person (Four Days a Week for Elementary students beginning on October 19) – This includes all elementary students who selected in-person learning. Elementary students will attend in-person classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
For middle and high school students who selected in-person learning, those students are still virtual until further notice.
The district will continue to monitor community COVID-19 cases and will announce any changes in how in-person learning will take place. The Board of Education will continue to discuss our return to in-person learning and will determine when it is safe to do so based on COVID-19 cases in the community.
Please look for communication directly from your child’s school or program.
In the updated hybrid model approved by the Board of Education on October 12, CTE Students will attend in-person classes at the location where originally scheduled (CACC building, Battle High School, Hickman High School). CACC has identified the following courses as a priority for the purpose of this phase of the reopening plan. This designation is based on the critical hands-on nature of the coursework and the potential to lead to certification or an industry-recognized credential.
- Ag Mechanics & Welding
- Advanced Ag Mechanics & Welding
- Greenhouse Production
- Automotive Technology 1 and 2
- Baking & Pastry
- Culinary 1 and 2
- Certified Welding 1, 2, and 3
- Construction and Contracting 1, 2, 3
- Advanced EMS
- Professions in Healthcare
- Broadcast TV Internship
All families with students attending classes in person should plan to complete the following checklist at home prior to coming to school.
You can also download a .pdf version here.
As we transition back to class for students, our support for in-seat students and virtual students will be as follows.
In-Seat students: Will now get support in the building. The media center is the first stop for help. If needed, a ticket will be put in for a technician. This is the same support we have done in the past for students. In-Seat students are welcome to visit after hours at Aslin 5-7 p.m. if needed or call the Student helpdesk from 5-7 p.m. 214-3334.
Virtual students: CPSElementary@mizzou, secondary students, or any students who are not in-seat; can call the Student Helpdesk at 214-3334 or visit our Technicians at our middle schools 12:30-2:30 p.m. and after hours at Aslin 5-7 p.m.
CPSElementary@Mizzou – This program is for students who enrolled in the elementary virtual option. The classes are taught by CPS teachers using the platform provided by Mizzou. These students are not impacted by changes made to in-person learning. Students remain in the CPSElementary@Mizzou program throughout the first semester. The program at this time is full. Please contact your student's school directly with questions.
CPS Virtual – This program is for students who enrolled in the secondary (grades 6-12) virtual option. The classes are taught online by CPS teachers using CPS resources and curriculum. These students are not impacted by changes made to in-person learning. Students in this option can choose to transition to in-person at the end of the semester.
The Board of Education will continue to discuss our return to in-person learning and will determine when it is safe to do so based on COVID-19 cases in the community. The Board of Education will meet again on November 9 and will dedicate time to address our plans.
Thank you for your continued support of Columbia Public Schools.
The safety of our students, families, and staff are at the center of every discussion taking place and every decision being made. Thank you for your continued flexibility, patience, and grace as we all work together to make difficult choices and navigate a global pandemic.