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Survey on Fall Reopening - Please Participate by Wednesday, July 22 @ Noon (SURVEY CLOSED)

The following information prefaced a survey, which closed on July 22. Due to the subject matter, the information will not be deleted until an update is provided.
 
The SVSU is planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking forward to coming back together as an educational community to support our students on their academic journey. We know that the start will look different as we create plans focused on student, faculty, and staff well-being during this unprecedented time due to the effects of COVID-19. Staff will return the week of August 24th. The proposed return date for students is the week of August 31.

Ensuring the physical, emotional, and psychological safety of every member of our school community is a priority. Each school team will be working to meet the needs of students who are at a heightened risk either medically or emotionally, to create a plan to ensure each child has access to a safe educational environment, whether that child is learning at school, at home or a combination of both remote and in-person learning.
 
“The lessons we have learned from these experiences indicate that we need to resume in-person instruction of students as soon as safely possible, while continuing to strengthen our Continuity of Learning systems and our ability to be nimble and move quickly to respond to future outbreaks of the virus. The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve very rapidly – so the information we are providing in this guidance may change. It is expected that there will be edits and updates to this guidance as new information becomes available.” (A Strong and Healthy Start- Vermont Agency of Education 6/17/2020)
 
Below you will find a preliminary draft of the three phases of the SVSU plan aligned with the initial guidance provided by the Vermont Agency of Education entitled, A Strong and Healthy Start and released on June 17, 2020. Please read the draft carefully and complete the survey that follows. Your feedback and questions are important to our work. While reading, keep in mind that The Agency of Education, at this time, has made the decision to start the school year at Phase II.
 
To understand part of the plan, you will need to be aware of the following terms:
Synchronous learning - a learning event in which a group of students and an educator are engaging in learning at the same time (e.g., Zoom Morning Meeting).
Asynchronous learning - the idea that students learn the same material at different times and locations (e.g., Learning practice activity posted in Google Classroom or SeeSaw).
 
SVSU Purpose Statement for Fall Start 2020: Plan for a safe school opening, using Vermont Agency of Education guidelines, to begin in the fall of 2020 by implementing best practices in health and safety in the COVID-19 era.

Topic

Phase 1- ALL Remote Learning

Phase 2- More Restrictive

Phase 3- Less Restrictive

Instruction



The school day will be fully remote with upgrades to the Continuity of Learning System based on feedback from the May SVSU Families survey, June SVSU Staff survey, and the most updated guidance from the Vermont Agency of Agency.

 

There will be a balanced approach between synchronous and asynchronous learning to ensure that students have visual time with adults and peers, balanced with independent work activities linked to curriculum standards.

• Zoom will be used for synchronous learning

• SeeSaw (K-2), and Google Classroom for PreK and 3-12 will be used for asynchronous learning
•Morning Meeting and Advisory will take place most days in a synchronous environment

 

Fridays will be asynchronous learning for all students.








Each day staff and students will be required to complete a daily health check before entering the building.
• All staff and students are required to wear facial coverings while in the building, as well as outside where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Special situations will be reviewed.
• Handwashing/ sanitizing stations will be available throughout each building.

 

PreK-8 students will be assigned to a small group of less than 25, kept together all school day Monday - Thursday in a location with social distancing protocols. 

• Morning Meeting and Advisory will take place every day, Monday- Thursday.

 

9-12 will experience a hybrid model where half of the students will attend on one day and the other half will attend on the next day. Asynchronous remote learning will take place when the student is not in school.

• Advisory will take place on days when school is in person.

 

Remote Learning (Google Classroom, SeeSaw) will be available for all enrolled students.

 

Fridays will be asynchronous learning for all students; students working from home.

PreK-12 students will attend their assigned classes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Each day staff and students will be required to complete a daily health check before entering the building.

• All staff and students are required to wear facial coverings while in the building, as well as outside where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Special situations will be reviewed.
• Handwashing/ sanitizing stations will be available throughout each building.

 

Remote Learning (Google Classroom, SeeSaw) will be available for all enrolled students.

 
Fridays will be asynchronous learning for all students; students working from home.

Meals




Breakfast and lunch meals will be offered in the same format implemented during the spring of 2020.

Breakfast and lunch meals will be offered and distributed to each small group.

Breakfast and lunch meals will be offered in classroom or small group settings.

Bus

n/a

Planning is in process at this time. Routes and/or bus protocols may change.

Planning is in process at this time. Routes and/or bus protocols may change.

 
Survey:
Family Survey on Fall Reopening (The link has been removed due to the survey being closed)
The survey will close on Wednesday, July 22 at 12, noon.
 
NOTE: we ask that you complete one survey per student. For example, if you have three children, please complete the survey three times.