We’ve put together two comprehensive learning options for NAFCS students. Please thoroughly read through the details below for both options as you prepare to make a selection for your student(s).
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.
Student pick-up plan: The School Corporation requires all parents and guardians to have pre-planned procedures in place to pick up their child from school on short notice. This plan is for the immediate protection of the individual child as well as the school community. This plan must be communicated to the child’s teacher and/or principal’s office.
Parent/Guardian Contact Information: Parents and guardians are asked to update their contact information while registering their student(s) for school. Accurate information is extremely important in the event that a student becomes ill at school or if a positive COVID-19 case is reported.
Daily Protocols: The district expects students and staff to follow these guidelines.
● Stay home if you are sick or feeling ill
> Student attendance awards will be discouraged
● Students must wear a face covering (mask and/or face shield) at all times, unless appropriately socially distanced or activity based, as determined by the teacher and/or staff member.
> Additional accommodations may need to be made for students based on their individual health plan.
● Students and staff will wash hands with more frequency. To increase handwashing frequency, additional time will be scheduled during the day to promote handwashing.
● Sneezing and coughing techniques will be reviewed and practiced.
● Social distancing (6-feet) will be practiced when possible.
● Traffic flow in buildings (right side of hallways) will help avoid unnecessary contact with others.
● Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to transport students to school by car.
● Students will reduce sharing of personal items.
● Student temperatures will be monitored randomly with touch-free thermometers. This will be done in classrooms and completed with the least amount of disruption and in consideration of social distancing as much as possible.
Changes in safety procedures are as follows:
● Safety drills (modified with social distancing)
● Health office and isolation space (increase in staffing)
> Isolate students and staff if COVID-19 symptoms are present
▪ Remove students/staff from building as soon as possible
▪ Parents should have a plan in place for prompt pick up
▪ Updated and accurate contact information needs to be on file in the office
● Increased virtual meetings and trainings
● Minimize adults traveling between buildings
● No hallway lockers until further notice
Symptoms Impacting Consideration for Exclusion from School:
Staff and/or students may be excluded from the building if they exhibit one or more of the following symptoms. These symptoms are separate from any condition you may have pre-existing or been previously treated. Example: If you have allergies and these symptoms are prevalent due to that condition, they may not apply.
● Fever of 100.4 or greater
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Repeated shaking with chills
● Muscle pain
● Sore Throat
● New loss of taste or smell
Parents/guardians of student(s) who is sent home or excluded from school due to the above reasons should work with the building Principal for an alternative learning platform during the exclusionary period.
Student Temperature Monitoring:
● The health office at each school will randomly monitor student temperatures within a classroom.
● A student with a temperature below 100.4 will remain in class and continue their educational day.
● The Health staff will document the class checked using a class roster.
● A student(s) with a temperature at 100.4 or above will be discreetly removed from the classroom and isolated then,
> The student’s temperature will be retaken in the isolation area. If the temperature is below 100.4
▪ The student will be asked the medical questions from the symptoms assessment form and the parent will be notified of the temperature information with any potential symptoms. The decision of keeping the student at school will then be made.
> If the temperature remains 100.4 or above the student will be asked the medical questions from the symptom assessment form.
▪ If the student answers “No” to all the assessment questions they will be sent home and may return if:
● They see a doctor and obtain medical certifications to return or
● They are fever free for at least 72 hours (3 days without the use of medication) and
o No other COVID-19 symptoms have occurred in that 72 hours, and
o No symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 calendar days. If symptoms occur, seek medical treatment.
▪ If the student answers “Yes” to one or more of the assessment questions they will be sent home and parents/guardians will be requested to seek medical treatment. Parents should self-screen students prior to coming to school daily by taking their temperature and asking for any of the above listed symptoms.
Closure of School(s) Due to COVID-19:
In the event school closure is needed, we will provide continuous learning through a Digital Synchronous Learning experience (virtual). 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-in and attend each course/class level they are enrolled. A Non-Traditional Learning experience will apply for those who do not have internet access.
Digital Synchronous (Virtual) Learning Experience
Digital Synchronous (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.
The K- 6 Digital Synchronous (Virtual) Learning Experience will provide students with an online learning opportunity while at home. Instruction will be facilitated online by a content-certified teacher assigned to that specific grade level using the Google Classroom our Learning Management System (LMS). A typical student day would consist of instruction in English and math in 90-minute blocks as well as instruction in science and social studies. In addition, students will receive instruction in the specialty areas of art, music, social-emotional learning and/or physical education. Parents will be able to communicate with the virtual class teacher via email, phone calls and schedule meetings as necessary.
In addition, students and parents of 5th and 6th grade students can monitor their attendance and grades through the PowerSchool Student/Parent Portal.
Please note: If for some reason there are not enough students in grades K-6 opting for this learning experience, the virtual learning experience will resemble that of the 7- 12 virtual (Digital Synchronous) learning experience.
The grades 7-12 Digital Synchronous (Virtual) Learning Experience will consist of an online learning experience where students interact at the same time and in the same digital space as students in the physical setting of a classroom. Students will attend the same schedule of classes via a remote location instead of attending class in person. The live remote learning sessions will be utilizing the Google Classroom Learning Management System (LMS). Students selected courses for their 2020-21 schedule during Spring 2020. Secondary schools have scheduled students in the same manner as they would for any school year. Each virtual student will follow their schedule on the same bell-schedule as a traditional student. Just like the traditional student, a virtual student will experience passing periods and a 30-minute lunch time. Students will log into Google Classroom (LMS) to receive a live stream of each class for which they are enrolled. Students participating in this virtual experience will be able to ask questions and receive feedback from the teacher in real time. Parents will be able to communicate with their student’s virtual class teacher in the same way parents have access to the traditional school teacher – through email, phone calls and schedule meetings as necessary. In addition, students and parents can monitor their attendance and grades through the PowerSchool Student/Parent Portal.
A student may attend Prosser Career Center via the virtual or traditional setting as well. A student could also attend high school virtually but attend Prosser as a traditional student. Specific courses at Prosser will follow industry standards related to safety and personal protective equipment.
Athletics: All virtual students are eligible to play sports provided they are enrolled in a minimum of five (5) courses.