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  • Hybrid Learning @ Wise


    In April, we will implement a hybrid learning schedule, where students can split their time between in-person and remote learning. We believe this plan prioritizes health, safety, equity and excellence. View our reopening guide.


    Important Dates

    April 8, 2021 - Phase 1 (48 days of instruction)

    PGCPS will continue to adhere to the Matrix for Safe School Reopening Based on COVID-19 Indicators and will begin hybrid learning (2 days of in-person learning) per week for families that selected this option for students in:

    • Special Education (Grades PreK-12)
    • PreK-Grade 6 students
    • 12th Grade students

    April 15, 2021 - Phase 2 (41 days of instruction) Contingent on the successful implementation of Phase 1

    PGCPS will continue to adhere to the Matrix for Safe School Reopening Based on COVID-19 Indicators and will begin hybrid learning (2 days of in-person learning) per week for families that selected this option for students in:

    • Middle School (Grades 7 and 8)
    • High School (Grades 9, 10, and 11)

    June 15, 2021 - Last Day for Students

    June 16, 2021 - Last Day for Teachers
     

     

    • All students must wear a mask.
    • All students should have a copy of their class schedule with room numbers.
    • All students must bring a fully charged Chromebook and the power cord.
    • All students must adhere to the PGCPS dress code.
    • All students’ personal belongings should be able to hang on the back of their chair or under their desk.
    • No pencils, papers or handouts will be provided to the students.
    • No cell phone usage will be allowed during class unless for instructional purposes and at other times approved by the principal/designee.
    • Students may not bring personal Windows devices or Macs to school.
    • Students are encouraged to bring bottled water and personal PPE. 

     

    WHS Hybrid Learning Bell Schedule


    MONDAY/TUESDAY (A-J) & THURSDAY/FRIDAY (K-Z)

     
     

    Start / End Time

    Duration (mins)

    Warning Bell

    8:55 am

    --

    Period 1

    9:00 am - 10:16 am

    76

    Period 2

    10:24 am - 11:40 am

    76

    Period 3

    11:48 am - 2:16 pm

    118 (excl Lunch)

    A Lunch

    12:01 pm - 12:31 pm

    30

    B Lunch

    12:36 pm - 1:06 pm

    30

    C Lunch

    1:11 pm - 1:41 pm

    30

    D Lunch

    1:46 pm - 2:16 pm

    30

    Period 4

    2:24 pm - 3:40 pm

    76

    8 mins transition time between classes; 5 mins between lunches



    WEDNESDAY Bell Schedule (A/B Day*)

    We will also use this schedule on any county-wide teleworking days.


     

    Activity

    Start / End Time

    Duration (mins)

    Period 1

    Teacher-Led Small Group Instruction and Enrichment

    9:00 am - 10:12 am

    72

     

    BREAK

    10:12 am - 10:53 am

    41

    Period 2

    Teacher-Led Small Group Instruction and Enrichment

    10:53 am - 12:05 pm

    72

     

    LUNCH

    12:05 pm - 12: 35 pm

    30

    Period 3

    Teacher-Led Small Group Instruction and Enrichment

    12:35 pm - 1:47 pm

    72

     

    BREAK

    1:47 pm - 2:28 pm

    41

    Period 4

    Teacher-Led Small Group Instruction and Enrichment

    2:28 pm - 3:40 pm

    72

    *For Wednesdays, A Day and B Day will alternate weekly based on the A/B Day Calendar.

     

     

    Attendance

    • Attendance Flowchart (To be posted)
    • Daily attendance for physical and virtual learning is a REQUIREMENT.
    • Students not present on days of live instruction (physical/virtual) will be considered "Absent".
      • For face-to-face Hybrid model of instruction, teachers will take daily/period attendance of face-to-face learners in SchoolMax on days students are scheduled to physically attend school.
      • For days students are scheduled for distance learning, instruction will be achieved through live instruction via camera in the classroom. Teachers will take daily/period attendance of distance learners in SchoolMax by taking roll to assess each student's attendance or using the Zoom report to validate the student's attendance.
    • ALL work that is assigned during a student's absence is required for submission via Google Classroom.
    • During Distance Learning (ONLY), if a student experiences technical issues or internet outages, it is the parent's responsibility to notify the teacher/school staff immediately.
      • "TC" code will be applied in SchoolMax. It may appear as an absence from the view of the Parent Portal.
      • Class assignments are required to be completed and submitted.

    • On Wednesdays (Asynchronous Distance Learning) a student will be counted "Present" if the student does one or more of the following:
      • Submit an assignment to one of the teachers
      • Participate in synchronous instruction or tutoring with a PGCPS teacher
      • Meet virtually with a PGCPS teacher or service provider
      • Complete work in a supplemental online educational tool (e.g., Edgenuity, i-Ready and Carnegie Math)
            Students who do not participate in at least one of the four options will be considered "Absent".


    Grading

    • PGCPS’ Grading Administrative Procedure AP 5121.3 HS Grading Policy was updated to include language geared toward expectations and updates in grading factors to include distance learning. AP 5121.3 dated August 31, 2020 replaces previous editions. See New High School Grades 9-12 Grading Categories
    • Scholars will be graded on the 3 categories (Classwork, Assessment and Independent Practice) as outlined in AP 5121.3 HS Grading Policy in each content area.
    • Teachers will collect a minimum of two grades per week (per period/class) depending on the number of meetings/periods (please see AP 5121.3 for guidance).


    Dress Code and Uniform Expectations

    • During the hybrid model of instruction, students are not expected to wear a school uniform. Students must adhere to the system-wide dress code which requires students to dress appropriately. Further details can be found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.


    Technology


    Appropriate Use of Technology

    • The expectation is that all students are still expected to adhere to the language embedded in and accordance with the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
    • Through the use of GoGuardian, school-based administrators will monitor the instructional sites being used by students on Chromebooks and when logged in via their PGCPS email account during the instructional week.
    • All Practitioners will start each lesson by stating the following PGCPS directive statement: "Please be reminded that the PGCPS administrative procedures regarding appropriate use of technology, social media and email continue to apply to our online instruction. In addition, this session may not be recorded without the instructor's consent. A description of the applicable procedures is provided online in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Thank you for your cooperation."