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Strong Start 2020

revised plan
 
Some changes under Phase 3 include:
 
 
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Latest Updates
 
UPDATE - October 26, 2020
  • Revised Return-to-School Plan - Please see the chart above for information about when your child will return to school five days a week.
 
UPDATE - September 21, 2020
  • Attendance/Discipline - A one-pager for parents regarding attendance and discipline is now available.
  • Hybrid Calendar - A full year calendar for hybrid model students has been added. Please note that this calendar is subject to change.
 
UPDATE - September 11, 2020
  • Phase 3 - Following the Governor’s announcement that Louisiana is now in Phase 3, the St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District will continue to follow the guidelines provided by the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana Department of Education and the CDC and will continue to monitor, modify, and optimize our plans to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We will continue with the plan we currently have in place and any decisions made to transition student schedules will be carefully communicated to all. As always, the health and safety of both students and employees remain a top priority. We thank each of you for your continued patience as we continue to strive for excellence in the midst of this pandemic.
  • Virtual Fridays - To allow for fewer contact days between students and staff, and to allow for deep cleaning of buildings, hybrid model students will not attend class in person on Fridays. All students must log on at the start of each class period. Teachers have the autonomy to decide based on student need, the focus on Virtual Friday: 
  • RTI (response to intervention) support 
  • Small Group instruction 
  • Interventions 
  • Remediation 
  • Re-teach skills 
  • Parent meetings during office hours 
  • Small Group with a focus on subgroups (SpEd, EL)
    High school students are still required to log on for the first 45 minutes and elementary students are required to log on for the first 30 minutes of each class before dismissing students to complete asynchronous assignments using Tier 1 Curriculum. Hybrid students without access to technology will be provided with learning packets designed using Tier 1 Curriculum to be returned on their next school day. 
 
UPDATE - September 8, 2020
  • Transportation - Our Transportation Hotline will be open Sept. 9-23 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional staff on hand to answer bus-related questions. Callers are invited to use the hotline by calling 985-536-7790. Transportation procedures and instructions on how to access student bus information can be found here.
  • Bell times - Bell times remain the same as last year. 
 
UPDATE - September 4, 2020
  • Virtual Laptop Pickup - Virtual Learning Program students must pick up their laptops by Friday, Sept. 11. Any laptops not picked up by Sept. 11 will be distributed to hybrid model students.
  • Hybrid September Calendar - Please see the calendar below for the schedule for hybrid students for September.
september calendar
UPDATE - August 31, 2020
 
UPDATE - August 28, 2020
  • New Start Dates - Due to the cancellations of orientations and professional development due to Hurricanes Marco and Laura, the start dates for classes have been revised. See the new start dates listed at the top of this page. Cancelled orientations will be rescheduled Aug. 28-Sept. 2. Please see your school's website for your new orientation information.
  • Face Masks - Please note that the CDC does not recommend use of masks with one-way valves or vents nor the use of neck gaiters as a substitute for cloth coverings. 
 
UPDATE - July 29, 2020
 
  • New Students - Students new to the district are asked to register at the Child Welfare and Attendance Office located at the Central Office, 110 W. 10th St., Reserve. Upon registering, parents will be able to select either the 100 percent virtual option or the hybrid model. Registration documents can be downloaded from our General Registration page.
 
UPDATE - July 24, 2020
 
  • Virtual Fridays – To allow for fewer contact days between students and staff and to allow for deep cleaning of buildings, hybrid model students will not attend classes in person on Fridays. Virtual Fridays may be used for small group lessons, RTI support, and office hours for teachers. Students will either attend Monday and Wednesday (Green Platoon) or Tuesday and Thursday (Gold Platoon) and attend virtually the other three days of the week. Hybrid model students without access to technology will be provided with learning packets designed using Tier 1 Curriculum to be returned on their next school day. PreK-3rd grade students will still attend in person five days a week.

  • Class information – Students, both hybrid and virtual, will be grouped together into classes lead by a designated teacher from their home school site. This teacher will determine the daily schedule for his or her class.

  • Dress code – All students in grades 3-12 must wear face masks. Masks are recommended, but not required, for students in grades 2 and under. Students must have a solid-colored mask. Your school may require a certain color based on its individual dress code policy. Virtual students are expected to dress appropriately for a school setting. Pajamas, robes and slippers are not allowed. See more dress code guidance for the Virtual Learning Program.

  • Parent/Student Orientation and Training – Orientation for parents and students in the Virtual Learning Program and for hybrid model students in grades 4-12 will take place Aug. 10-14. Orientation will include distribution of laptops for virtual students, familiarizing families with the Microsoft Teams platform and signing the District Technology Contract. Your school will notify you of your scheduled date and time.

  • Safety – Signage is being placed throughout buildings to direct students through schools, designating traffic flow, entrance/exits and proper social distancing.

  • Transcripts – Class of 2020 graduates who need a copy of their transcript should contact their school counselor.

  • Teachers – All teachers will participate in COVID-19 related safety training at their school sites on Aug. 4. Employees will also complete the online SafeSchools training. Teacher professional development will take place Aug. 5-7, with Aug. 6-7 specifically focusing on Microsoft Teams training.
UPDATE - July 17, 2020
 
The Return-to-School Plan put together by the Strong Start Commission Panel is now available. Please take time to read through this plan as it will answer many of your questions regarding protocols, procedures, virtual/in-person learning and more.