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Reopening Schools 2020-2021

NHCS is open under Plan C through the first grading period and will transition to Plan B  under the AA/BB model on October 12th.
 
Beginning on Monday, October 12 students in groups A and B will rotate in-person and remote attendance, with students in Group A attending on Monday and Tuesday and students in Group B attending on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a remote learning day for all students. Group assignments will be communicated at the school level. Families who still want a full remote option will be able to participate in a 100% remote learning option.

Students with an Individualized Education Plan or IEP, and English language learner students, identified by our ESL programs as newcomers with two years or less in the US, will be invited to attend school for face to face instruction on days A and B, attending school, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a day of remote learning for all students. 
 
Under Plan B, AA/BB schedule, there is no change to instruction for students enrolled in Virtual Academy. Families wanting to transition out of the Virtual Academy can do so at the end of the nine-week grading period for elementary and middle school students and at the end of the semester for high school students. 
Arrival and Dismissal
 

Under Plan B we will open our doors to students at 7:20 am. We will start dismissal at 2:30 pm. Please review the map for car line drop-off and pick-up flow:

School Arrival Traffic Patterns

CarLineProcedures.pdf

Car Line Change Parent Letter

Check out the video on Arrival procedures!

 

 

 

All students will be screened before entering the building. If they arrive by bus, they will be screened once they exit the bus. If they arrive by car, we ask that they stay in the car until a health screener has met your vehicle, asked screening questions, and scanned your child's temperature.

 

Student groups for A and B were shared last week through the Connect 5 automated calling system. The process included FHG collaborating with other NHC schools to assign siblings to the same group rotation. If you need to clarify your child's rotation schedule, you may contact your child's homeroom teacher through Class Dojo or email or the Data Manager @info.ForestHills@nhcs.net.

  • Beginning on Monday, October 12 students in groups A and B will rotate in-person and remote attendance, with students in Group A attending on Monday and Tuesday and students in Group B attending on Thursday and Friday.

  • Wednesday will be a remote learning day for all students.

  • Families who want a full remote option will be able to participate in a 100% remote learning option. 

  • Students served with an Individualized Education Program or IEP, and students designated as English Language learners will be invited to attend both A and B days.  Wednesdays will be a remote learning day for these students as well.

  • Under the Plan B, AA/BB schedule, face coverings and social distancing guidelines are a requirement.

Forest Hills Global Social Distancing Guidelines and Expectations

  • All staff and students will be required to wear an approved mask or face covering. They may only be removed to eat or drink and during scheduled mask breaks or vigorous outdoor activity. We will be teaching students proper mask wearing and handling but will need your support at home to make this a smooth transition.

  • Students must maintain a 6' distance from others. Hallways have been marked with 6' distancing signs to help students visualize spacing, and classrooms have been rearranged to address social distancing.

  • Classroom teachers have designed procedures that limit sharing of common items (ie scissors, books, crayons, PE equipment, etc.) and have arranged for students to have their own set of needed materials.

  • Custodians have increased their sanitizing efforts and frequent cleanings are made to high-touch surfaces.

  • We are incredibly grateful for our parent volunteers that would typically enter our building daily. However, at this time, visitors and volunteers are still not permitted.