“Return to Learn” Plan A
Schools will transition fully to Plan A on Tuesday, March 23. This means middle and high school students will begin attending class on campus in-person every school day (Plan A) beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Students in grades K-5 will continue attending class on campus in-person every school day. HCPS will operate under these plans until further notice or Board action. The “Return to Learn” plans will continue to be fluid models and contingent on local health data and the stability of the HCPS workforce, and any additional changes and transitions will be communicated to families.
[Updated March 24, 2021]
How will my child attend class?
Under Plan A, all students will attend school in-person following their school’s “regular bell schedule,” and standard bus transportation schedules. The instructional day will consist of traditional in-person learning from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Unless they are enrolled in the “Engage Remote Learning Option (RLO)” and accessing instruction fully remotely, ALL students are expected to physically attend their classes every day, five days a week, following their school’s bell schedule.
Remote learners through Engage RLO:
–– Middle and high school students enrolled in Engage RLO will also follow the traditional 8 a.m.-3 p.m. school day. For remote learners in Grades 6-12, “following the bell schedule from home” means students will need to be available to teachers during their typical class periods, and teachers will provide balanced engagement.
–– Elementary students enrolled in Engage RLO will continue following the 8 a.m.-12 p.m. remote school day schedule.
What if my child doesn’t have reliable internet access?
The district and the Henderson County Education Foundation continue to work with local organizations to identify resources to support accessibility – including the map of locations offering free WiFi use for HCPS students, located online at www.HCPSNC.org/rtl-student-learning.
For those families that are still unable to access remote learning digitally, students will be provided with either hotspot access and/or paper and text-based alternative assignments. Families should contact their school’s principal for more information about this option.
Tech Support: Families can click the “Tech Support for Learn From Home” button at the top of the HCPS district and school web pages to access troubleshooting tips and videos, as well as contact information for the “Learn from Home Help Desk.” The Help Desk continues to offer a dedicated phone line for tech support for students and families in multiple languages. Call 828-435-3480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESL Family Center: For assistance in Spanish, families can contact the ESL Family Liaison at 828-388-2632.