Fall 2020 Reopening

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    On Monday, November 9, after much discussion, public comment and thoughtful consideration, the Board of Education made the following decisions:

    PreK – Elementary
    Students will return to virtual instruction on November 16, 2020.  Families may choose not to attend in-person on November 10 and 12.  Those who do not attend will not be penalized but will be responsible for any missed work.  Students will return to in-person learning 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) beginning January 11, 2021. Students enrolled in CPSElementary@Mizzou can continue in the program and are not impacted by this change.

    Middle School
    Students will remain virtual for the remainder of the first semester.  Students will return to in-person learning 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) beginning January 19, 2021. Students enrolled in CPS Virtual learning can continue in the program and are not impacted by this change.

    High School
    Students will remain virtual for the remainder of the first semester. Students will return to in-person learning 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) beginning January 19, 2021. Students enrolled in CPS Virtual learning can continue in the program and are not impacted by this change.

    Special Programs
    The Special Services Department will review all special education programs and evaluate which programs will be eligible to continue to receive in-person learning.  The English Learner Department will review all of its English Learner programs and evaluate which programs will be eligible to receive in-person learning. Career Education will review all of its courses and programs and evaluate which will be eligible to continue to receive in-person learning.

     

    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.

    All families should continue to complete the following checklist daily. 
    Morning Routine Symptom Checklist

    You can also download a .pdf version here. 


    Technology Services Help Desk

    All students 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. Of note, after hours and middle school drive up technology support provided by CPS Technology Services will not be available during the upcoming days when school is not in session and when school is closed for the Thanksgiving and winter breaks.  

     



     


    CPSElementaryatMizzou 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 Logo 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. The Board of Education will meet again on December 14.

    Thank you for your continued support of Columbia Public Schools. 

    We know that this decision will be met with both agreement and criticism. We ask that you continue to be our partner during this difficult time.  We all must do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands.  Stay home when you are sick. All of these things will be necessary in order for us to return to in-person learning next semester. 

    We are grateful for the level of engagement our community has taken in their children’s education and look forward to it continuing.