Guilford County School Board decides to start first nine weeks of fall instruction virtually
The Guilford County Schools are suggesting that GCS reopen on August 17 with Remote Learning and then carry on the Remote Learning for the first nine weeks of school…
Vote coming tonight at the Guilford County Board of Education meeting, on GCS starting school back on August 17 and going remote until at least October 20….This corresponds with Governor Roy Copper’s Plan C for the return to education for the school students in North Carolina….
GCS has also come up with four different scenarios that have the kids in school on a four-day a week schedule and Fridays are OFF days for teachers to regroup….
You will have Scenarios 1, 2, 3, and 4….Now GCS has decided to go with Scenarios A, B, and C…
GREENSBORO, N.C. —The superintendent of Guilford County School’s recommendation to start the first nine weeks of school virtually passed at a meeting with the district’s school board Tuesday.
Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras initially recommended that the first five weeks of school open as remote learning for all students, followed by Scenario A, which would allow students in grades K-8 to attend school five days a week.
In Scenario B, students come to school two days a week and learn from home for three days a week, in alternating groups.
Scenario C would alternate weeks so that half of the student body would attend school one week, and the other half would attend the next week. Remote learning would take place on the alternate weeks.
“We know there are no perfect answers and that each scenario has its advantages and disadvantages,” says Contreras. “We want to give students the best environment possible, whether that’s a blended model or one that provides different styles of instruction to students in different grade levels. Ultimately, we cannot compromise the health and safety of our students and staff.”
The board is expected to discuss the next step in the process at a meeting in two weeks.
The Board will vote on which scenario they want to go with after the nine weeks of virtual learning on Sept. 24, 2020. The superintendent said there are a lot of moving parts in this process and if cases of the coronavirus go back up, they would have to change course again.