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UPDATE: AUGUST 31, 2020

REOPENING SCHOOLS FOR THE 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR


AGENDA

• School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) Recommendations


• Technology Update
• Communications Plan
• School Activities

Agenda
SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD (SHAB)

Meets every two weeks

Reviews COVID-19 data


• Eastern Region metrics
• Chesapeake metrics
• School-based data

Provides recommendations

School Health Advisory Board


Tracking Metrics – August 27, 2020

Metric –
July 27 August 5 August 8 August 15 August 22 Trend
Eastern Region
7-Day Moving
11.5% - 9.7% - 9.5% - 8.7% - 8.3% -
Average DOWN
HIGH MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE
(Test Positivity Rate)
Weekly Case
Incidence 179.1 – 156.2 – 120.4 – 104.6 - 80.7 -
DOWN
per 100,000 population HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH MODERATE
(New Cases)

Tracking Metrics: August 27, 2020


SHAB Recommendations
1. Employees working on-campus
• Wear masks/cloth face coverings
• Maintain physical distancing
• Avoid large gatherings
2. Universal temperature screenings for students upon arrival are not
necessary
3. “Culture shift” needed
• Stay home when you are sick
• Isolate those who become sick during the day; send home immediately

4. Phased approach for returning students to campus

SHAB Recommendations
ON-CAMPUS CONTINUUM
Employees working on-campus
• Wear masks/cloth face coverings
• Maintain physical distancing
• Avoid large gatherings

Building checks
• Signage
• Sanitizer stations
• Safety supplies
• Isolation rooms

Option One: On-Campus Continuum


ON-CAMPUS CONTINUUM

On-site temperature checks for


students – will not be required

Daily digital health screening for


students – will be required

Option One: On-Campus Continuum


ON-CAMPUS CONTINUUM

Culture shift
• “Stay home when you are sick.”
messaging
• Suspended attendance awards
and exam exemptions
• Health Screening Commitment

Option One: On-Campus Continuum


RETURNING TO LEARNING: FAMILY CHOICE
OPTION 1: OPTION 2:
On-Campus Continuum 100% Online

Elementary = Reviewed Monthly; Secondary = Reviewed Every 9 weeks

Returning to Learning: Family Choice


ON-CAMPUS CONTINUUM

Returning students to on-campus learning five days per week:

September 14 September 21 September 28

•K-12 Related •Special Education •First Grade


Services •Preschool (CPI & •Second Grade
•K-12 English ECSE) •Third Grade
Learners (levels I •Kindergarten
& II)

Option One: On-Campus Continuum


RETURNING TO LEARNING: FAMILY CHOICE
OPTION 1: OPTION 2:
On-Campus Continuum 100% Online

ALL LEVELS = Reviewed Every 2 weeks

Returning to Learning: Family Choice


OPTION ONE: ON-CAMPUS CONTINUUM
Instructional model will be dependent on health and safety conditions.

TRADITIONAL BLENDED TEMPORARILY ONLINE

Could different schools be at different places


on the continuum at the same time? YES
Option One: On-Campus Continuum
OPTION TWO: Chesapeake Online
• Grades K-12

• Courses are not self-paced


• Scheduled, teacher-led learning
• At-home online learning
• Some elective courses may not be available

• Instructional support
• Online office hours
• Emails & phone calls
• Online intervention sessions

• Teachers will likely be from your home-zoned school during first semester

Option Two: Chesapeake Online


OPTION TWO: Chesapeake Online
• Maintain affiliation with home school
• Communications
• PTA/PTSA
• Sports and activities

• Meals provided at distribution sites

• Some assessments may be on campus

NOTE: This option requires a semester-long commitment (through February 2, 2021).

Option Two: Chesapeake Online


TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Areas of Focus
• Network & Security Improvements
• Teacher Equipment
• Student Device Distribution
• At-home Internet Access

Technology Update
NETWORK & SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS
Network Improvements
• Switches
• Wireless access points
• Bandwidth testing
• IP phones

Security Improvements
• New firewall
• Firewall rules review
• OneLogin

Network & Security Improvements


TEACHER EQUIPMENT
2,000 New Chromebooks
• Replacing elementary and
high school teacher laptops

• Expected delivery in
September

2,000 New Webcams

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Teacher Equipment
STUDENT DEVICE DISTRIBUTION

Student Device Distribution


STUDENT DEVICE DISTRIBUTION
School-based
• Student list provided to schools (Needs assessment)
• Principals communicate dates and times
• Chromebooks and MiFi Hotspots

Safe, curbside pickup


• Staff with PPE
• Bagged device and power adapter

Loan agreements

Student Device Distribution


AT-HOME INTERNET ACCESS
Low-cost options
• Cox Connect2Compete
• Verizon Lifeline

At-Home Internet Access


AT-HOME INTERNET ACCESS

Wireless on Wheels (WOW)


• Mobile solution
• Solar-powered
• Supports multiple users
• Proximity-based solution
• Strategically placed

At-Home Internet Access


COMMUNICATIONS – TRACKING METRICS

Reports posted each Tuesday by 5:00 p.m.

Communications
COMMUNICATIONS PLAN
Step-by-step Scenarios
• What if a student tests positive?
• What if a family member tests positive?
• What if a staff member tests positive?
• What if I have symptoms?

Communications Protocol

Important Information about the Law


• Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Communications Plan for Positive Cases
COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL
POSITIVE CASE:
• No mass notifications from CPS
• Close contacts (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes)
will be notified directly

BUILDING CLOSURE:
• Impacted school community
• Parent Alert System (phone, email, text message)

Communications Protocol
GOT QUESTIONS? GET ANSWERS.
Chesapeake Public Schools website
• Return-to-School tab
• Link to the full plan
• Frequently asked questions

Online Learning webpage Contact Us


• Schoology • Online form (Let’s Talk)
• Tech support • Email
• Student tips • Phone
• Twitter/Facebook

Got Questions? Get Answers.


SCHOOLOGY LAUNCH

District Webpage Schoology Webinars for CPS


Schoology Demos for Families: Teachers
• Aug 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (YouTube) Frequently Asked Questions
• Sept 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
• Sept 2 at 4:00 p.m.
• Sept 3 at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Schoology Launch
SCHOOLOGY SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS

Teacher Toolkit in Schoology


• Modules
• Videos
• Information sheets
• Webinars

Technology Integration Specialists

Schoology Training Modules

LIVE for students and families: September 3, 2020

Schoology Support for Teachers


SUPPORT FOR ONLINE TEACHING
District Guidance on Meaningful Interaction
Online Conferencing Tips
Teaching using Zoom or Google Meet
Professional Development Sessions:
• Effective Online Instruction for New Teachers
• Blended and Online Learning Course with
Catlin Tucker
• Instructional Supervisors’ Sessions
• School-Based Sessions
• Intermediate Schoology Training
Technology Integration Specialists

Support for Online Teaching


INNOVATIVE ACTIVITIES
Virtual Open Houses
Welcome Back Videos
Virtual Games and Activities
Car Parades
Virtual Band Camp
Connecting Safely with Social Media
• Shout-outs on Twitter
• YouTube Learning Tips

Innovative Activities
NEXT STEPS
September 8 – First Day of Learning
September 14 – School Board Meeting
• Opening of school
• Metrics
• On-Campus Continuum
September 22 – School Board Planning Meeting
September 28 – School Board Meeting

Next Steps
KEY TAKEAWAYS

On-Campus Teaching and Learning


• Building checks
• Temperature screenings for students upon arrival – not required
• Daily digital health screenings in ParentVUE
• 2020-21 Health Screening Commitment
• Phased return of students to on-campus learning
• On-Campus Continuum revisited every two weeks

Key Takeaways
KEY TAKEAWAYS

Technology Update Communications Plan


• Network and security • Tracking metrics
improvements • COVID-19 in our schools
• Teacher equipment
• Student device distribution Online Learning
• At-home internet access • Schoology
• Innovative activities

Key Takeaways
Questions?

Questions?

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