“Return to Learn” Plan C
Students will “Return to Learn” from Winter Break under Plan C – the fully remote learning model – with daily lessons beginning Thursday, January 7. Students will attend class under Plan C through at least Jan. 31. The “Return to Learn” plans will continue to be evaluated and refined based on the public health in our community, and any additional changes and transitions will be communicated to families. While operating under Plan C, the district will suspend updating the COVID-19 District Dashboard with school-affected cases, since in-person learning will not be occurring.
[Updated Jan. 4, 2021]
How will my child attend class?
As in the beginning of the school year, remote learning will consist of live, virtual whole class sessions. Students will be assigned to teachers and classes with their peers at their schools, and will attend school remotely and simultaneously with their peers on a half-day online schedule with independent assignments for the afternoon. Daily attendance will be taken and student grading expectations will look similar to in-person expectations.
–– Grades K-5: Remote learning will occur from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., following individual teachers’ classroom schedules. Teachers will communicate their classroom schedules with families.
–– Grades 6-12: Remote learning will occur from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., following the school’s in-person half day bell 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 email@example.com.
ESL Family Center: For assistance in Spanish, families can contact the ESL Family Liaison at 828-388-2632.