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  • We've compiled a list of questions and answers based on your feedback.

  • When Will School Begin?

  • What Will School Look Like in August 2020?

  • What Happens If Outbreaks Occur?

  • What Happens If There Is A Complete Shutdown Of The District, Again?

  • What Is The Difference Between Remote Learning And The Virtual Program?

  • How Does Remote Learning And Virtual Program Differ From Online Learning and Packets Provided This Past Spring?

  • Are the ALSDE recommendations mandatory?

  • Will campuses reopen for in-person instruction?

  • Who will determine if my local campus stays open?

  • What are some things that might be different on campuses?

  • What kind of precautions will schools have to take?

  • What remote learning opportunities might be available?

  • What if I do not have Internet at home?

  • What can I do to help?

  • What is being done to close the digital divide for Alabama’s students?

  • Will extracurricular activities be allowed?

  • During this unprecedented time in education, we appreciate the patience of our parents and guardians. Additionally, we also appreciate the questions that were provided to DCS last week to help our families become more familiar with our plan and allow our leaders to answer questions that may not have been addressed initially.

    We hope to provide these answers to assist in the best decision for your child's learning choice in 2020-2021 with Dothan City Schools.

    Note: Please be aware some questions and answers are repeated.

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    Will parents who choose to keep kids home have any kind of assistance?

    Assistance will be provided through general education and/or special education teachers where applicable.

    What happens in a situation where a child or two at the school becomes positive?

     

    What is the protocol for when a child’s teacher tests positive?

    There are many factors that would have to be considered. Were masks being worn? Did they get closer than 6 feet without a mask? Did the teacher and student have direct contact? A period of quarantine may be required but the duration of the quarantine will be determined by our Lead Nurse and Health Department. 

    Additional information can be found under Wellness in DCS’s ReOpening Plan.

    Do they have to wear uniforms?

    When students are on campus and/or are representing DCS in a public venue, they must adhere to the DCS uniform policy.

    Will extended day be provided?

    Extended Day is a school-based program. Please contact your child's school for details.

    For remote learning, how many hours per day will they be engaging with a teacher on video?  Will there be a set schedule?  With multiple children in my household, I'm not sure how 8 hours of virtual lessons will be structured and I need more info.  Thank you.

    We are in the process of working with Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each student. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.

    Are we switching classes this year?

    As of today, Yes.

    Where do we sign up for online?

    Remote Learning and Virtual Program Enrollment information is found on the front page of Dothan City Schools ReOpening Webpage (www.dothan.k12.al.us/reopening)

    How will the class layout work?

    Students will be placed in straight rows, if applicable.

    What will the hours be for the remote learning program?  And will the hours vary by grade?

    We are in the process of working with Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students.

     

    We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each student. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.

    If the numbers continue to climb and Houston County is in the red level for really high cases, will we all start with virtual learning?

    Should there be any type of large-scale outbreak or the Governor issues an order to stay at home, the system will continue instruction through virtual means. The system has purchased a new online platform to be used at both elementary and secondary levels.

    If this occurs and the system is able to reopen (after a full shut down), the system may elect to reenter the traditional mode of instruction and will continue to offer the virtual model as parents wish. However, to reenter the school buildings and keep the numbers of students limited to half the student body, we will reopen on an adaptable schedule.

    For Example:

    50% of the students will go to school on Mondays and Tuesdays

    50% of the students will go to school on Wednesdays and Thursdays

    Fridays- all students will receive remote/virtual instruction. This will allow the system to clean and sanitize the schools weekly.

    However, DCS’s main objective is to hold school as naturally as possible.     

    (This information is found on Page 17 of the ReOpening Plan under Technology and Instruction)

    If we decide we aren't comfortable with continuing with traditional learning can we switch to virtual learning?

    Elementary and DPA students will be allowed to make changes to their schedules at the end of the first and second nine weeks.

    DHS changes will be allowed to make changes at the end of the first semester due to block scheduling of classes this year.

    What about cafeteria employees? What are the steps for us? Are we providing meals for the students ? If so how are we going to limit how many students eat in the cafeteria, serving meals in the room will create a chaos for the cafeteria workers, custodians.

    Meals will be provided for students. Meal service will be blended with limited seating in the cafeteria and eating in the classroom. CNP staff will be provided PPE, and additional cleaning/sanitizing will be done throughout the day.

    How will AP & Honors classes be handled for all grades if they do remote learning?

    Students wishing to enroll in AP and Honors classes should schedule courses through the base school guidance office. These courses are offered virtually.

    Is there a certain time scheduled to do your online classes? Or can the student log on anytime as long as they get the 20 hours a week?

     

    Also will students be able to work ahead or will assignments be locked?

    Students enrolled in virtual school (DPA and DHS) will be expected to log in to Edgenuity to complete coursework daily for 4 hours within a 24 hour period. 

    Daily attendance is required.  Student assignments are managed by the teacher.  All students in virtual programs are required to participate in state assessments.

    Will elementary students receive virtual school and devices to do school on?

    Students who need a device or WiFi will be provided these by the school system. However, we are limited in materials so these items will only go to the ones that need it.

    Will Remote students still receive school meals?

    Yes, we will have designated locations offering curbside pick-up. Locations TBD.

    If we select Virtual Programs, can my child participate in sports and extracurricular activities like cheerleading?

    Students who choose a virtual option will still be allowed to participate in athletics & extracurricular activities

    Can I withdraw my son and do virtual learning from home?

    You do not withdraw your child so you participate in our remote learning program. Your child with remain enrolled with DCS.

    If you withdraw your child, you will not have access to our remote learning program or resources. 

    To sign your child up for remote or virtual learning, go to www.dothan.k12.al.us/reopening and select learning options.

    Is there an open house for new 10th graders?

    Yes, but it may not be face to face. Please contact the school.

    Will students name need to be on all supplies?

    Yes

    If we are required to not attend school if we are showing symptoms of sickness will those   absences count against us when exempting finals?

    The State Department of Education has created specialized coding for us to use when someone becomes positive or has to be quarantined.

    The coding will note the student's absence; however, it will not count against a student's attendance.

    Can we still drop off the applications in the drop box?

    Yes, please contact the school for more details.

    Why isn't blended/hybrid an option? That way you can send half a class one day/week and the other a different day/week and do virtual when not on campus.

    The blended/hybrid was considered. Structure and consistency were thought to be more likely with following a schedule with all traditional or all online courses. In addition, class sizes should be reduced due to the number of online requests. However, blended/hybrid is still a consideration should we need to utilize it.

    Are we still able to make schedule changes?

    DHS students will be allowed to make changes during the open enrollment period each semester.  This period is traditionally the first two weeks of each semester (Fall and Spring).  After enrollment closes, the student is expected to complete the course to the end of the semester before making any changes to schedules.

    If your child is taking the virtual program route, how soon will parents receive their child's class schedule for the 2020-2021 school year?

    We are in the process of working with the Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each grade level. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.

    My son has an IEP. What do we have in place for the help that he will need for at home schooling?

    The student should still receive guidance from general education teachers in the form of accommodations in accordance with the student's IEP as closely as possible/reasonable for at-home learning.  The special education teacher (case manager) will follow up with services to help the students with questions as well as ensure IEPs are followed to help meet the child's needs as closely as possible/reasonable.

    Are they going to require everybody wear masks the whole day?

    We may see this mandated in the future if things continue to decline.

    Will they screen every kid and staff member everyday?

    It will be the parents' responsibility to screen their own children before school each day.

    Will they still get out of school at 2:30pm?

    Yes

    Will schools be cleaned and sanitized daily?

    Yes, additional information regarding cleaning and satiation protocol can be found under the Operations and Facilities section of DCS’s ReOpening Plan.

    Will hand soap in the restrooms and sanitizer throughout the school at all times be provided?

    Yes

    How will students be kept 6 feet apart? Especially the younger kids who don't completely understand all of this.

    We cannot guarantee social distancing can be maintained at all times.

    Can parents come inside the school?

    Visitor restrictions will be determined based on the level of infection threat as identified by the Department of Public Health.

    If we continue with this high-risk level (red), no visitors will be allowed in the building. The school will have staff there to assist students with their materials.

    Will all visitors that enter the school be screened every time?

    Yes. If they are allowed in the building, they will be screened. This information can be found under Wellness in DCS’s ReOpening Plan.

    Will there be additional help if my child needs it for Virtual Programs? 

    Can I speak with the teacher who will be teaching my child?

    Parent Orientation is required for virtual students.  The informational video will be uploaded to the District Website by August 6, 2020.

    How far apart will desk be set up in classrooms?

    Desks will be spaced as far apart as possible with all students facing the front of the classroom.

    What is the district doing to attract substitutes in the event that a teacher has to be out due to COVID-19?

    The district has increased the rate of pay for certified substitutes to attract individuals with certification.

    Where is DPA's plan?

    Dothan Prep's Plan is now available on Dothan City Schools Reopening Web Page under Individual School Plans

    Can we switch to online if things are not going well in school & vice versa?

    DPA students will be allowed to make changes at the end of first and second nine weeks.

    With the remote option for primary students, how many days a week will the students need to log on for the synchronous learning classes(Will the synchronous learning classes be 4 days a week or will they alternate like the in person classes Mon Wed, or Tues Thurs )? How long will the synchronous learning classes last each day? Will a students presence in the synchronous learning classes be counted  towards attendance? What type of chromebook does the school system recommend ,that will be compatible?

    We are in the process of working with the Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each grade level. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.

    If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19 are they required to quarantine for 2-3 weeks?

    Yes

    Why is the asynchronous option not offered to the primary school students? With primary students and teachers being at a greater risk d/t younger students being less likely to comply with social distancing, the absence of this option for that age group will force more working parents to make their kids to return because their work schedules will not allow for them to have the kids logged on each day at a set time. The flexibility of asynchronous learning would allow these parents to form their own routine for home learning that wouldn't conflict with their work schedule.This would decrease amount of students returning in person, which would decrease the risk for kids and faculty.

    Teaching reading is not easily accomplished via an asynchronous option especially in grades K-2. Teachers formatively assess at the moment as they are working with students as the students practice reading and many other skills. In addition, socialization and collaboration can be achieved through synchronous instruction. All recommendations for elementary age children have been to offer them synchronous instruction as much as possible. Your case for asynchronous is certainly one to consider, and we can look into possibilities for this option.

    What if someone who lives in the same house as a teacher/student tests positive? Does that teacher/student now need to take 14 days to quarantine?

    There are many factors that would have to be considered. Were masks being worn? Did they get closer than 6 feet without a mask? Did the teacher and student have direct contact? A period of quarantine may be required but the duration of the quarantine will be determined by our Lead Nurse and Health Department.

    Additional information can be found under Wellness in DCS’s ReOpening Plan.

    Substitutes teach in multiple schools. What if they are diagnosed with COVID-19? Do all the kids in each school now have to quarantine and get tested?

    No

    If the district were to close or a student be quarantined from campus how will they just "pick up where they left off" online? Will they have to start the online module from the beginning?

    Course work and schedules are developed through pacing guides both in the traditional as well as the virtual setting.

    Teachers will monitor content and manage student assignments online just as they do in the traditional school setting.

    I am working on gathering school supplies. I am having some difficulty finding all of the cleaning supplies that are requested. I am more than willing to buy these for the cleaning supplies because I know they are needed; however nearly all stores have a cap on the amount of sanitizer and Lysol- if they are even available. Are the schools able to order them wholesale in bulk to prevent parents from having to make multiple trips to multiple stores to find them?

    We do understand the difficulty you are having to find sanitizing products. We have purchased cleaning supplies in bulk. Unfortunately, due to the high demand, they all will not be delivered by August 17th. What has been delivered will help initially, but we will need more cleaning products. Whatever you can do to assist us will be appreciated.

    What is the plan for distancing within the classrooms?

    Desks will be spaced as far apart as possible with all students facing the front of the classroom.

    I understand the playground equipment will be cleaned after hours, but what about in between classes?

    That will depend on the level of risk as determined by the ALDPH.

    How will PE and recess handled? Will children still be able to socially interact with each other at a normal level?

    Please go to our Reopening website where you can see individual school plans. They will have more details based on the specific schools.

    Will students playing outside will have to wear a mask?

    At this time, students will not be required to wear masks.  However, if conditions continue to decline, then we may see a change in regulations.

    Will the kids be changing classes for each subject or do the school have something else in place for this year?

    Students' exchange of classes will be very limited.  Please go to the DCS Reopening site to see individual school plans where more details are provided for specific schools.

    Will they be allowed to bring in there own personal bottle of hand sanitizer if it fits in their pocket?

    Yes

    Do you know how will you handle the distancing in classrooms & lunch? I understand this is new to everyone.

    Not much can be done in the classroom, but our cafeteria's capacity will be limited to ensure physical distancing.

    Additional information can be found under Operations and Facilities in DCS's ReOpening Plan.

    If you make the decision to be in-person on July 31, but numbers of cases continue to climb, when is the earliest you would be able to switch to virtual learning?

    July 31 is our deadline, so we will have time to create schedules for our schools with accurate numbers of students and teachers. If there are special cases, consideration will be made on a case by case exception.

    How will labs work or will there be any labs, both on campus and online?

    Students will work with their base school guidance office to schedule courses and are determined on a case by case basis.  All courses requiring labs will be discussed at the time of scheduling with the individual students. The Edgenuity program does offer some labs online.

    If we start the year online, we have the option after 9 weeks are given the option to continue online or return to on campus. Does this work the other way too? If we start on campus but things get worse will we have the option to go virtual and not on campus?

    DHS students will be allowed to make changes during the open enrollment period each semester.  This period is traditionally the first two weeks of each semester (Fall and Spring).  After enrollment closes, the student is expected to complete the course to the end of the semester before making any changes to schedules.

    Will there be choir/band with singing/playing instruments? If so what precautions will be in place? If not what will these students be doing?

    Yes, we will social distance as much as possible and limit activities that cause for physical interaction.

    Will there be some type of online orientation for students taking classes virtually to familiarize them with the format?

    Parent Orientation is required for virtual students.  The informational video will be uploaded to the District Website by August 6, 2020.

    With the set routes in hallways, will the tardy times be extended?

    No

    I read where field trips are not allowed. Does that include competitions for sports, DTC courses, or extracurriculars?

    No

    How will SPED/IEP accommodations work with both virtual and in person learning?

    The student should still receive guidance from general education teachers in the form of accommodations in accordance with the student's IEP as closely as possible/reasonable for at-home learning.  The special education teacher (case manager) will follow up with services to help the students with questions as well as ensure IEPs are followed to help meet the child's needs as closely as possible/reasonable. In-person learning will function as it does now, in accordance with the IEP.  Students will work with a special education collaborative and/or resource teacher to address their weaknesses and help them understand the material presented by the general education teacher.

    I think it's too early an afraid for the kids teachers and everyone involved..Even our grandparents that will be hit by the reopening of schools as well. How can you keep the kids safe? For one they will share pencils and supplies cause kids will b kids and there's no way the teachers can watch everything...How can u keep them safe?

    We appreciate your input and your concerns.  Please keep updated about decisions through the DCS Reopening site.  Individual school plans have more details as well.

    Why aren't masks mandatory?

    At this time, students will not be required to wear masks.  However, if conditions continue to decline, then we may see a change in regulations.

    Will the remote learning method be taking place for a full school day each day, or will there be certain times that the classroom with meet remotely each day?

    We are in the process of working with the Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each grade level. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.

    What hours will virtual be each day? Will it be all core and elective classes to stay on track? If you fail an assignment are there any redos?

    In the virtual school option, students are expected to log in and work on assignments/coursework for 4 hours daily within a 24 hour period (daily attendance requirements).  Teachers will be available to assist students with content during regular school hours but may not always be during "real-time".  Students will have access to email within the program for questions and comments with the teacher.  Students will be assigned a regular schedule to meet all requirements.  Teachers will monitor students' progress and provide support for students as needed.

    Virtual learning can you do both your core and elective classes or will not only be core?

    Student schedules in traditional and virtual are provided through the base school guidance office and will follow state guidelines for course requirements.

    If you make the decision to be in-person on July 31, but numbers of cases continue to climb, when is the earliest you would be able to switch to virtual learning?

    July 31 is our deadline so we will have time to create schedules for our schools with accurate numbers of students and teachers. If there are special cases, consideration will be made on a case by case exception.

    How will you handle students who are doing virtual school but also take classes at DTC?

    Students will work with the guidance counselors to schedule classes to include any classes at DTC.

    Will teachers be required to wear a mask?

    In order to minimize exposure to COVID-19, PPE may be needed to prevent certain exposures. PPE can include: Masks: Face masks are an important part of employee protection, as well as personal hygiene, social distancing, and frequent cleaning efforts. Employees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or facial covering that covers his or her nostrils and mouth at all times. DCS has provided two (2) reusable masks for employees. If an employee wants a face covering in addition to these two masks, then cost will be the responsibility of the employee. (This information is found on Page 9 of the ReOpening Plan)

    If my child is signed up for virtual learning and I want to change  it to traditional what do I do

    DPA students will be allowed to make changes at the end of the first and second nine weeks.

    Will students at Dothan High be allowed to eat lunch outside?

    That will be permissible.

    If we are unable to provide hand sanitizer and/or Clorox wipes, what needs to be provided in its place? Is this something the State is providing? What sanitary measures are being taken when these items are hard to find?

    We placed orders early enough that we do not anticipate a shortage in these areas.

    Will parents be able to walk their kindergarten student into the building on the first day of school?

    That depends on the level of infection in our area at that time.

    Does the new mandatory mask order mean that masks will now be mandatory or just recommended?

    Masks will be mandatory for employees who cannot maintain a social distance. It will not be required for students.

    I did virtual for all my kids but what do I need to do now?

    DCS will schedule parent meetings in August. Details and answers to questions will be provided at that time. Dates and times will be advertised on the website and social media.

    Do you think it's safe especially for sports that require close contact such as football, wrestling,ect. to resume since it's really no way to practice social distance?

    This is individual decision parents need to make as we continually receive updates from the ALDPH and AHSAA.

    Will start and end times be different from last year?

    No

    As parents, should we buy additional masks for students to use during the school day?

    That is a decision for each individual family.

    What will remote learning look like in terms of time? How long will my student be required to sit in front of a screen?

    We are in the process of working with the Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each grade level. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.

    I have enrolled my daughter via the virtual learning platform for the upcoming school year of 2020-2021. I completed the online applications on July 11, 2020. My questions are as follows:  When will parents/students be notified, regarding schedules/classes and assigned teachers for the virtual classroom; When and how will the virtual open house data be released to the parents?  Will the online instructors adhere to a similar format of providing individualized syllabuses to the students/parents? Thank you.

    In the virtual school for secondary students, students' schedules are created with the guidance counselors at the base schools.  Parent orientation for virtual school will be posted to the DCS website by August 6, 2020.

    If our child is a remote student,  will they still have the opportunity for sports team participation?

    Yes

    Can the strict dress code be waived during this adjustment period?

    No

    If we see the numbers continue going up and if we chose the traditional way the first nine week after that will we be able to switch them to remote learning and pay the $20 tech fee and get a Chromebook?

     

    Or will they have to do the traditional way the whole year?

    Students may change options at the end of the first and second nine weeks. If a Chromebook and/or internet access is needed, DCS will provide the device and/or internet access.

    Fees will be collected.

    Will masks be required to follow a dress code?

    At this point, masks will not be required for students.

    If a student chooses Virtual School, will he/she still be able to earn the required credits for the 2020/2021 school year?

    Yes, for grades 9-12. Those grades are the only grade levels that earn credits.

    Will A/P courses be available for Virtual School?

    Yes

    Will students, who haven chosen Virtual School, still be able to take electives like Biomedical Science?

    Yes

    If a secondary student chooses to do Virtual Programs for the 1st 9 weeks, how easy will it be for them to transition back to regular school? Will they be behind in the course?

    DHS students will be allowed to make changes during the open enrollment period each semester. This period is traditionally the first two weeks of each semester (Fall and Spring).  After enrollment closes, the student is expected to complete the course to the end of the semester before making any changes to schedules.

    Will teachers still teach using the A+ Curriculum or will Edgenuity be the teaching tool that must comply with?

    Teachers will utilize the curriculum provided with A+.  All courses in Edgenuity have been customized to meet the requirements.

    Have teachers been notified and prepped (guidelines for health, instruction, safety and the normal routine) for what’s to come or is the plan to share the information in the four calendar days?

    Yes. Specific guidelines will be provided for all teachers that outline proper procedures and safeguards for the classroom.

    Why are uniforms being enforced when the world has suggested limited outings due to the pandemic? Stores aren't accepting returns. Many stores have been closed or limited their supply.

    When students are on campus and/or are representing DCS in a public venue, they must adhere to the DCS uniform policy.

    What program will students be using/learning in AP Coding? Will this be available for Virtual Learning?

    Advanced Placement courses are available through virtual learning.

    Will blended learning be available for  virtual students to use the Technology Center to take their Elective classes?

    Scheduling of courses with the guidance office at the base school is on an individual basis.  This includes scheduling courses with DTC.

    Will choosing Virtual Learning affect a student's class schedule/courses? For instance, if he chooses to do Virtual for 1st 9 weeks but return to traditional school, will his original schedule and elective classes be available or will those slots be offered to the kids that choose traditional for 1st 9 weeks?

    DHS students will be allowed to make changes during the open enrollment period each semester.  This period is traditionally the first two weeks of each semester (Fall and Spring).  After enrollment closes, the student is expected to complete the course to the end of the semester before making any changes to schedules.

    Will electives be offered in Virtual Learning? If not, will students be able to make/take that course during Summer School for the credit?

    Students will schedule courses for traditional and virtual through the base school guidance offices.

    What specifically will the needed technology be for remote (ex: a device with camera?, certain internet speeds?).

    A computer with a camera and internet.

    What will the instructional time (for kindergarten) look like for remote learning? How many hours will students be in the front of the computer for remote learning? How will assignments be submitted for remote learning? Will students in remote learning be graded on PE, art, music, etc? Will students in remote learning watch lessons in real time?

    We are in the process of working with the Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each grade level. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.  Students will work with teachers in real-time during the school day.

    Will extended day still be offered this school year? How will we register and when will it begin?

    Extended Day is a school-based program. Please contact your child's school for details.

    How many hours a day is remote learning?

    We are in the process of working with the Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each grade level. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.

    What is the date to register my child?

    Please contact the school your child is zoned for and they will be able to guide you.

    Will kids in Virtual Learning have a set schedule?

     

    Would we be able to do lessons in the afternoon?

    We are in the process of working with the Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each grade level. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day. An adult would need to be available to assist your child with lessons presented during those hours.

    Are we really sending kids back to school in this pandemic crisis?

    At this time we are starting school on August 17th.

    I was wondering if you were offering packets as an alternative to online learning? For those who don't have internet or for those with children too young to sit at a computer for long periods of time. Thank you.

    We will be providing technology (Chromebook and WiFi service) to the students who need it.

    What hours will students need to be logged on to watch remote lessons each day? Who will deliver the lessons?

    We are in the process of working with the Southern Regional Education Board to develop a schedule that is age/grade appropriate for our students. We will release schedules soon. There will be a set class schedule for each grade level. Students will not be expected to be online for the same number of hours as a typical school day.

    We plan to enroll in traditional, but knowing that remote learning may be a reality if an outbreak occurs we want to be prepared technologically.  What is preferred- a chromebook or a standard computer/laptop. We also will have a first grader and would like to to know the answer to this question for her grade as well.

    Either a Chromebook or computer/laptop will work. Students use Chromebooks in class so perhaps a Chromebook would be most familiar and helpful in making the transition.