Blevins School District “Going Forward”

By Blevins School District, 06/19/20 10:53 AM

 

BLEVINS – Blevins School District has released the following information regarding the coming school year:

INSTRUCTIONAL OPTIONS FOR FALL 2020

Last week Governor Hutchinson announced that public schools in Arkansas WILL reopen for onsite instruction in August. The Blevins School District has been working to create instructional plans that provide families with flexibility options while meeting the standards of Arkansas’s Ready for Learning model.

The district is preparing to offer two options for students and parents. These options will provide flexibility for families to choose a learning environment that best fits their needs. The instructional options are:

1. ONSITE BLENDED LEARNING (TRADITIONAL EDUCATION). Students will attend school on campus and in buildings that follow Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) guidelines. The traditional classroom will become a blended learning classroom which allows students to continue learning grade level or content standards through face-to-face instruction and technology-based approaches. Both students and teachers will stay prepared to pivot or move to digital learning in case of ADH mandates.

2. VIRTUAL LEARNING (ALL ONLINE LEARNING). All instruction will be online; no in person or on campus instruction. Students will learn remotely full time. Students will be required to be onsite for State mandated assessments. Families who choose this option should have home internet available.

All (K-12) students will be expected to participate daily. Students will follow all policies, handbooks, and procedures including attendance, assignments and behavior. Students registered in virtual learning will be able to participate in extracurricular activities, following the guidelines of their respective activity as issued by the coach and the Arkansas Activities Association. Transportation will be provided by the parent.

If this option is selected, students must remain a virtual learner through the end of the semester.

We understand this is a lot of new information. At the beginning of next week, we will release a Frequently Asked Questions document which will provide additional information.

This model of learning is new to us and we receive information daily that requires us to change/add to our instructional plans.

Beginning July 1, an administrator will make contact with each parent in the district. Parents will be asked to select a model that best fits their needs. During this time, the administrator will be able to answer any questions or concerns parents might have.

We appreciate your continued support through these unprecedented times.