Fall 2020 Reopening

  • Elementary Online Learning FAQ for Parents

    Elementary In-Person Learning FAQ for Parents

    Secondary Online and In-Person Leaerning FAQ for Parents

    Update to Board of Education, June 8, 2020 - Length: 53:11 On Monday, June 8, 2020, a COVID-19 update was provided to the Board of Education. We've been working on multiple scenarios for the fall and have gathered feedback from families, staff, and the community. As of June 22, this is our plan for school in the fall:

    1. We are going to offer our families a choice of regular, five days a week, in-person learning OR online learning.
       
      • Elementary online learning will be taught by CPS teachers using curriculum written and supported by the University of Missouri, which we are calling CPSElementary@Mizzou.

        • If there is a school closure because of COVID-19, elementary in-person courses will move to online learning with their classroom teacher. This will be a continuation of the curriculum they were receiving in person.
        • If there is a school closure because of COVID-19, nothing changes for elementary students who were enrolled in CPSElementary@Mizzou. They will remain in this program, and continue as normal with the same CPS teacher they started with.

      • Secondary online learning will be taught by CPS teachers using CPS Virtual coursework.

        • If there is a school closure because of COVID-19, secondary in-person courses will move to online learning taught by their classroom teachers. This will be a continuation of the curriculum they were receiving in person.

      • All elementary and secondary in-person teachers and students will be actively preparing for online learning, ensuring effective instruction should a closure be necessary.

    2. By June 22, parents/guardians will receive an email containing informational materials explaining what in-person and online learning will look like for the 2020-21 school year.

    3. Parents/guardians will also be asked to complete a survey to select their choice of in-person OR online education for their student. This information will be key as the district implements plans for the fall.

    4. Secondary will use an A-F grading scale. Elementary will stay with its current grading practices.

    5. CPS will continue to follow Columbia/Boone County Health Department guidelines and recommendations. As of June 8, the Health Department anticipates in-person classes to be possible in August. Specifically, Step 4 of the Columbia/Boone County Plan for Response and a Road Map to Reopening changes from mandatory social distancing rules to a recommendation of practicing social distancing.

    As of June 22, this is our plan. As the summer progresses, we will continue to stay in close contact with the Columbia/Boone County Health Department. If our plan for the 2020-21 school year needs to change, we will communicate these changes to families.

    In the event there is evidence of district-wide transmission of COVID-19, or if there is widespread human-to-human transmission in Boone County or the City of Columbia, CPS will enter the highest level of alert, which may include restrictions on access to buildings, if recommended by public health authorities. In order for CPS employees and the general public to best understand access rules, CPS will use a Daily Mode Indicator.