The Board of Education voted on August 31 to begin the 2020-21 school year in a fully online format for our families who selected in-person learning. Our community’s spike in positive cases has made it not possible for an in-person return at this time.
CPS In-Person (Fully online as of August 31) – This includes all students who selected in-person learning. In-person will be fully online to start the school year and students will be taught by CPS teachers using CPS resources and curriculum. Elementary students will have learning 5-days a week.
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.
Over the next few days individual schools will continue to provide information regarding:
- Device pick up days
- Virtual meet the teacher events
- Middle School schedules will be available by September 4
Please look for communication directly from your child’s school or program. You can direct questions about devices, school supply kits and meet the teacher events to your school.
Students should log in to their device to ensure they have access prior to the start of school. In addition to the device pick-up days and assistance being offered by your child’s school, students can also receive device assistance during the first week of school.
If a student needs help with a device, CPS Technology Services technicians will be at the front entrance of all of our middle schools from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11, and from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the front entrance of the Aslin Administration Building on Tuesday, September 8 through Thursday, September 10.
To help our families prepare for a return to learning, we have a sample Daily Schedule below.
On Wednesdays, teachers will be available for office hours for two hours from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Of note, Student specific schedules will be available beginning on September 4.
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 program has a waiting list and requests to enroll will be addressed once student course schedules are complete on a case-by-case basis as space allows.
Secondary schools will use an A-F grading scale.
Online Learning Options Webinars for Families
Learn more about online learning options webinars for families. The webinars were recorded and are available for those who could not participate during the live sessions.
June 27 - Masks
July 1 - Special Education
June 23 - Secondary Parents
June 25 - Secondary Parents
August 13 - Secondary Parents Hybrid Q&A
The following sessions for language groups were held: