Important Plan B Updates and Return to Learn FAQs
Henderson County Public Schools will transition to the “Return to Learn” Plan B model – a blend of in-person and remote learning – with a staggered entry for different grade levels, beginning on September 21.
September 21: all Kindergarten-Grade 2 and eligible Intensive Intervention students start on-campus
September 24: rotation of Grade 3-5 students in Groups A/B
– Grade 3-5 students in Group A start on-campus September 24
– Grade 3-5 students in Group B start on-campus September 25
Plan B requires face coverings and daily temperature screenings for all K-12 students, staff, and visitors; enhanced cleaning protocols; and other safety measures.
Students in Kindergarten-2nd Grade, and eligible Intensive Intervention students will attend class on campus in-person every day, beginning Monday, September 21. The instructional day will consist of traditional in-person learning from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Students in 3rd-5th grade will be split into Group A and Group B based on last name (Group A: Last names A-K; Group B: Last names L-Z). Each group will alternate meeting on campus for in-person learning two days each week, and access remote learning the other three days each week. Group A will attend in person on Mondays and Thursdays and Group B will attend in person on Tuesdays and Fridays; Wednesday will be remote learning days for all students in Grades 3-5.
For Grades 3-5, live and remote instruction will continue to be provided from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day except Wednesdays, which is remote only from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all students. Students scheduled to be on campus for instruction will remain in school after 12 p.m. for lunch and small group instruction, as well as opportunities for social interaction and Social-Emotional Learning through the end of the traditional school day.
For fully remote learners through Engage RLO, remote instruction will continue to be provided from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day. The Engage Remote Learning Option (RLO) will be a concurrent model, allowing remote learners to interact with HES teachers and peers.
If you wish for your child to continue with the Remote Learning Option for the first semester, please visit this link to enroll them.
Please visit the HCPS District website for further details and FAQs pertaining to what you can expect as we Return to Learn. Instructional technology support documents are available on the Remote Learning Tech Support Page. If additional support with Learn from Home is needed, you may email the Help Desk at LearnFromHome@hcpsnc.org or call them at (828)435-3480.
You may check out a Chromebook if your student needs one by calling our school. Personal Hot Spots are also available by request.
Please refer to the HCPS district website for additional Covid-19 updates!