Blending face-to-face & remote learning

  • Students whose parents indicated a preference for the Hybrid Plan are divided into two cohorts. Efforts are made to keep siblings in the same cohort and to work with families that have special scheduling needs.

    Cohort A students attend school for face-to-face instruction on Monday and Tuesday. Cohort B students attending school for face-to-face instruction on Thursday and Friday. Both groups of students will receive remote instruction when not face-to-face. Wednesday is a remote learning day for all students.

    A typical week of learning looks like this:

    • Cohort A will attend school face to face Monday and Tuesday and will have asynchronous (recorded) lessons and assignments via Seesaw/Canvas on Thursday and Friday. High school students will have synchronous (live) lessons on Thursday and Friday during regular class times via Zoom.
    • Cohort B will attend school face to face Thursday and Friday and will have asynchronous (recorded) lessons and assignments via Seesaw/Canvas on Monday and Tuesday. High school students will have synchronous (live) lessons on Monday and Tuesday during regular class times via Zoom.
    • Elementary students will have synchronous (live) morning meetings on remote schooldays via Zoom.

    The school day begins at 8 a.m. and instruction ends at 2 p.m. Teachers will work with both hybrid and remote-learning students who may have questions or need remediation between 2-3:30 p.m.

    These are some specific measures LCPS is following or has instituted as necessary precautions during the coronavirus pandemic:

    • Masks must be worn at all times on buses and at school in accordance with the state requirement. Every student in the hybrid program is provided five washable cloth masks.
    • Students will have their temperature checked when they arrive at school. A student whose temperature registers 100.4 degrees F or higher will be placed in supervised quarantine until a parent can pick the student up. (All adults in the building, including visitors, will undergo a temperature screening as well. At this time, LCPS is discouraging visitors at its schools and offices.)
    • In order to prevent "pooling" of students, schools will monitor -- and may change -- entry points into buildings and regulate traffic flow in hallways during arrival, class change and dismissal.
    • All meals will be delivered to and consumed in students' classrooms.
    • Water fountains are off limits. Students may bring their own water bottles but should not refill them at water fountains.

    During the three days a week students are not at their schools and are learning remotely, they are eligible to receive free hot lunch and next-day breakfast through curbside pickup at any of our 15 traditional schools (all but Lenoir County Early College High School and Lenoir County Learning Academy, which do not have kitchens).

    Information supporting students and parents in remote learning are on this website.