Full In-Person Learning Guidelines

LAS VEGAS CITY SCHOOLS FULL IN-PERSON LEARNING GUIDELINES 2021

 

Community, Parents, Students, and Staff Members:

We are excited to be able to share our Full In-Person Learning Guidelines for Las Vegas City Schools for the 4th quarter, school year of 2020-2021. Our students are our focus as they are our most precious resource. This plan puts their safety as our top consideration, followed closely by the assurance that they are able to obtain an excellent education. We look forward to continuing working together the remainder of this school year.  

GENERAL INFORMATION

All students in grades K-12 are given the opportunity for Full In-Person Learning (Jump start grades K, 1, 4, 7 & 9 week of April 5, 2021.)

Or

If the student chooses to remain in remote learning they may do so. (Please inform your school)

Both options are offered simultaneously for every LVCS student

Jumpstart In-Person Learning

 

Week of April 5-9  

 

ECC, MMSE, LN, SV, MMS, and RHS

Kindergarten

ECC/MMES/LN

1st grade

LN

4th grade

SV

7th grade

MMS

9th grade

RHS

12th Grade

Senior Support

 

Make appointment with teachers and counselors

All other grades remain in remote learning week of April 5-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full In-Person Learning

all grades Kindergarten-12

Week of April 12-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student handbook will be followed Remotely as well as In-Person Learning.

CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT UPON RETURN:

  • Air purifies will be placed in high traffic areas on all campuses.
  • Touchless water dispensers are available on all campuses.
  • Timed foggers are available on every campus site.
  • Site principal will review safety protocols via zoom assemblies.
  • Parents/students and community must wear masks at all times except when eating and drinking. Social distancing of 6 ft. is followed to the best of our ability (CDC is 3ft).  Hand washing is of the importance along with sanitizing regularly.
  • A clear physical barrier will be erected for all reception areas.  
  • Custodians will also be trained and informed of the importance of keeping to the disinfecting schedules for the classrooms and the school as a whole.
  • Fire Drills and Active Shooter Drills will continue.

 

CLASSROOM SAFETY:

  • Hand Sanitizer will be available in all classrooms.
  • Disinfectant supplies will be provided to each teacher and these supplies will be stored properly in a secure location within the classroom for use by the teachers and custodians only. These items will need to be monitored closely by an assigned individual.  
  • Regular resupply of masks, gloves, cleaning supplies, disinfectant soap, hand sanitizer.
  • Students will be 6 feet apart to the best of our ability. (CDC 3ft.)
  • Students must have their own water bottles.
  • Students will not share any materials such as books, supplies, or other materials. Desk top computers will be disinfected after each student use.
  • Students will take required breaks that allow students to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.
  • Custodian schedules will be adjusted so that they are on site throughout the day to provide the disinfection of the classrooms.
  • All school sites will follow their safety plans.
  • Face coverings are required any face covering not deemed appropriate will be removed and one will be provided.

 

PROCEDURES FOR THE VIRTUAL/IN- PERSON LEARNING TEACHER:

  • All staff required to report to campuses on 3/22/21.
  • Exception: 6thgrade Hall Sierra Vista will remain in remote learning until April 5, 2021.
  • When entering/exiting the campus a temperature check will be taken and a mask must be worn.
  • Teachers and instructional staff will instruct from their classroom using a specific schedule:

Elementary 7:30 AM-3:15 PM     MMS/High School 7:45-3:30 PM

  • Google Chromebook will continue to be utilized for Remote and In-Person Learning.
  • Attendance for students will be taken daily and two grades per week submitted per subject/Daily lessons required to be taught via google classroom according to the daily schedule Elementary Specials P/F.
  • A schedule will be formulated for routines and consistency purposes/Preps.
  • MEALS AT SCHOOL maybe picked up for Breakfast and Lunch menus will be posted on website.
  • Duty free lunch.
  • LOGI site cameras will be provided for each teacher voice range is up to 12ft.

PROCEDURES VIRTUAL MODELS STUDENTS:

  • Log in daily 8:00 A.M./In order to be present student must remain on camera the entire session.
  • Follow daily schedule.
  • If absent parent or guardian must call in for excused attendance/attendance taken for every class/ School representative will be calling daily to inquire about absences.
  • If help is needed may call for a tutor or technology assistance Monday-Thursday until 7:00 PM.

 

IN-PERSON LEARNING STUDENTS:

  • Students will be seated with no more than two students to a seat. Students and bus drivers as well as attendants will be required to wear masks.
  • Busses will be sanitized on a regular basis.
  • Parent Drop Off will remain the same at each site.
  • Social distancing will be practiced to the extent possible when entering and exiting the bus.
  • Students must bring their technology device daily and check in through their device for each class.
  • Students will follow their regularly assigned schedule.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • I-station and I-Ready assessments will continue.
  • NMPED on 3/12/21 informed us IMSSA/ACCESS/SAT will be required for In-Person Learning students. Previously told by NMPED not required.

 

TECHNOLOGY CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION:

  • Teachers will teach using Google Classroom and Direct Instruction.
  • Every student will have their own Chromebook.
  • Assignments will be digital using approved LVCS Curriculum. 
  • Grades will be entered into PowerSchool.
  • Virtual events such as parent/family meetings, assemblies, and performances will be via Google Meets. 

 

STAFF AND STUDENT HEALTH:

  • If a child or staff member exhibits any of the following symptoms, and is seen by the school nurse if needed staff members will immediately be sent home, and parents of students will be called to pick up their child as soon as possible Some symptoms may include: • Fever • New loss of taste or smell • Congestion or runny nose. • Cough • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Sore throat • Headache.
  • If parents or individuals listed on the emergency contact form do not respond or refuse to come for their child, then child protective services will be notified.
  • If a Covid-19 case is identified only that individual will go home and quarantine.

 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

  • All students, including those with disabilities and those with underlying health conditions, should start with the goal of being physically present in school as much as possible. The importance of in-person learning is undeniable and may be more impactful for students with special needs.
  • Students with disabilities will be scheduled for instruction in the same manner.
  • However, special considerations and accommodations to account for diversity of needs should be made in collaboration with parents, teachers, and support staff.
  • Students whose parents and staff feel that increased in-person instruction would be more beneficial should be provided such opportunity. Please contact your Special Education Director Thomas Trujillo at 505-454-5717 and or your building site Principals.

 

Principals will send out specific information for each school site.