Sylacauga City Schools announce reopening plan

Sylacauga City Schools announce reopening plan
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Sylacauga City Schools has announced their reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

Students and parents will be able to choose between three options: Traditional School, Aggie Blended Learning and Aggie Virtual Academy. SCS details each option as follows:

Traditional School

  • On-campus
  • Quality in-person instruction delivered by a teacher from his/her school
  • Classrooms socially distanced to the best extent possible
  • Wear masks in accordance with public health orders
  • Strategies in place to mitigate the spread of virus
  • If the student has to switch to blended:

o Remains in the same class with the same teacher(s)

o Participates virtually (assignments graded)

o Returns to school when healthy/when school reopens

Aggie Blended Academy

· Students will follow traditional school day from home at the times indicated on their class schedule

· Students will login at a scheduled time for each class and breaks will be provided throughout the day

· Each school’s blended model will vary based on grade level and learning objectives

· Depending on the school and class, there could be students physically in the class and other students joining remotely at the same time

· Quality, virtual instruction administered by SCS teachers during designated school hours

· Student learning from home may still participate in athletics or select electives/activities but must attend scheduled classes at their school (for example, athletes must attend Strength and Conditioning class on campus or band members must attend on-campus course and participate in practice after school)

· Students must participate in all classroom tests (as required by the teacher) and state standardized assessments in the classroom as scheduled by the principal

· Parent and student must sign an agreement at the school level to participate in this option

Aggie Virtual Academy

· Courses online using Alabama State Department of Education approved curriculum

· Students expected to work independently and take ownership of their learning

· Assignments and tests will be graded and students will receive progress feedback from school administrators

· Elective and advanced options may be limited

· Students must participate in school-wide and state standardized assessments on campus

· Students learning through our virtual program may still participate in athletics or select electives/activities, but must attend scheduled classes (for example, athletes must attend Strength and Conditioning class on campus or band members must attend on-campus course and participate in practice after school)

· Parent and student must sign an agreement at the school level to participate in this option

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions visit Sylacauga City Schools Facebook.

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