Parent survey results
- 17,777 total responses collected from grades Pre-K - 12.
- Questions collected information on hybrid model preferences under Plan B, interest in transportation and interest in virtual learning.
- Greatest number of responses came from middle and high schools.
- Of those who responded, 54% preferred a daily rotation, compared to 33% for a half-day rotation and 42% for a weekly rotation.
Plan B: Schedule and student assignment
- UCPS is recommending a 4-day weekly rotation model for grades Pre-K - 12.
- Monday - Thursday, students will attend school (in person) one day a week on their assigned day.
- When students are not in the school building on their assigned day, they will work in a remote environment.
- Friday will be a Remote Learning Day for all students.
- This schedule will repeat each week.
- K-1 parents interested in a full-time online experience in lieu of Plan B should contact their school to discuss this as an option
Plan B: Health and Safety
- To minimize the spread of COVID-19, UCPS will conduct daily symptom and temperature screenings/checks for all students and any person who enters a school building.
- Social distancing protocols will be required for anyone who enters school buildings.
- All students (K-12) must wear face coverings in school and on school buses. All staff and adult visitors must wear cloth face coverings in school buildings and offices.
- The state and UCPS will provide five face coverings for all students, teachers and staff.
- UCPS will provide additional face coverings for employees.
Plan B: Health and Safety
- UCPS will follow CDC, state and local guidelines for handling suspected, presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
- Schools will establish dedicated space for symptomatic individuals.
- Staff will provide support to families with vulnerable students.
- Staff will share timely and accurate information about COVID-19 cases at schools and combat misinformation.
Plan B: operations
- Following CDC, state and local guidelines, UCPS will adhere to cleaning protocols for schools and office buildings.
- Establish schedules for regular, daily cleaning of high-touch areas with approved products.
- Requires facilities to maintain 6-feet social distancing throughout classrooms and schools.
Plan b: operations
- Install physical barriers where practical, such as sneeze guards, and provide physical markings to ensure social distancing of at least 6 feet in areas outside of restrooms and cafeterias.
- Place signage in key areas of schools and offices with reminders to wear face coverings, wash hands and practice social distancing.
- Limit non-essential use of buildings and facilities by visitors and outside groups.
Plan B: employee social and emotional health and safety
- Continue COVID-19 helpline for employees.
- Provide resources for mental health and wellness support.
- Strongly encourage employees to follow CDC, state and local guidelines and requirements for wearing face coverings and reporting suspected, presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
- UCPS is exploring a child care service model for employees that will operate through the After School Program and community partners.
Plan B: School Nutrition Services
- School Nutrition Services will continue to prepare meals in school cafeterias, adhering to strict food safety and sanitary procedures.
- As an added measure of precaution, self-serve lunches will be replaced with individually prepared grab-and-go or classroom meals.
- Schools will allow students time for adequate hand washing and adjust schedules for eating.
- UCPS will continue to ensure the safety of children with food allergies.
Plan D: Virtual Academy
- New academy model for UCPS students.
- Full-time virtual option for students in grades 2- 12.
- School within a school model where supported by enrollment.
- Students will be taught by a teacher at their child's school or from the cluster.
- Families who enroll must commit to a minimum of one semester, with an evaluation for second semester. (recommendation is one-year commitment)
- The application will be available via Scribbles on Monday, July 20 and will close Sunday, July 26 at 11:59 p.m.
STUDENT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
- Reintroduce school support teams to students (nurses, school social worker, school counselor(s), school psychologist, School Resource Officer)
- Support teams will provide mental and emotional health support to students through individual meetings, small-group sessions, classroom visits, etc.
- Support will be provided for students in face-to-face and remote learning environments.
- Finalize plan and align with guidance from the Governor's office, the NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Department of Health and Human Services Department.
- Execute student schedules, transportation assignments, etc.
- Deploy technology resources for grades 2-12.
- Prepare buildings and offices for reopening.