NAFCS Update: November 17, 2020
NAFCS Superintendent Dr. Brad Snyder and Floyd County Health Officer Dr. Tom Harris, M.D., provide an update on the status of the school district as well as the county. Changes in the district will start Friday, November 20.
Traditional Learning Experience
The school year will start with the traditional learning experience that NAFCS has offered in the past. Steps have been taken to ensure that students and staff will be prepared to attend school in a safe and healthy environment. We will provide all students in grades K – 12 with an electronic device (iPad or Chromebook) to assist in the learning experience. In the event that closing school(s) is necessary due to COVID-19, we will provide continuous learning through a Digital Synchronous Learning (“DSL”) experience. Unlike last spring, students will be attending school on the same bell schedule as if they were attending school in the physical setting. There will be no days off during the week, and students will be expected to log-on and attend each course/class level for which they are enrolled, during those eLearning days.
Virtual Learning Experience
For families not wanting the traditional school setting, NAFCS will offer students a Digital Synchronous (virtual) Learning Experience option for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Each DSL (virtual) student will receive an electronic device. It is important to note that internet access must be accessible during the school day for this DSL (virtual) experience. This is not something NAFCS will be providing to digital synchronous virtual learners. Students attending DSL (virtual) school will be on the same bell schedule as if they were attending school in the physical setting. There will be no days off during the week, and students will be expected to log on and attend each class as if they were onsite. If a student is under quarantine, exhibits symptoms, or is generally medically fragile, etc., and do not have internet access, the district will work individually with those families to provide a non-traditional learning option.