A-Town Returning to In-Person on October 5th

Abingdon-Avon CUSD #276 Returning to In-Person Instruction Five Days per Week

 

On October 5, 2020, the district will begin a phased-in return to in-person schooling. This return to in-person schooling will include a modified schedule.

  • 8:00 AM-12:30 PM at Hedding Grade School and Avon Elementary.
  • 8:05 AM -12:15 PM at AAMS.
  • 8:10 AM -12:15 PM at AAHS.

In-person schooling will look very different when compared to pre-COVID-19. While social distancing will not be possible in many classrooms, virus mitigation and a safe learning environment will be a top priority. In order to reduce potential outbreaks, only students, staff, and administratively approved visitors will be allowed in buildings.

 All students will be required to wear a mask and be in possession of his or her daily COVID-19 self-certification badge each morning, prior to being allowed entry to buildings or buses. Students without their self-certification badges will be asked a series of COVID-19 Symptom Screening Questions prior to entry to building or buses.  A a one-time use, printable self-certification paper can be downloaded by clicking this link :https://www.d276.net/browse/16.... Please send with your child on the first day of student attendance. On the first day of student attendance, students will receive a laminated daily badge and lanyard for repeated use.

All students, staff, and approved visitors will be temperature screened before entering buildings or buses. Anyone with a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (after multiple readings) will be denied entry. A phone call will be made to parents when a student presents a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit to arrange pick-up.

 Individual building expectations and procedures will be shared by principals via email on Monday.  

In-Person Learning Schedule for the Week of October 5, 2020

 Monday, October 5th:

  • WILL BE A MIXTURE OF IN-PERSON and REMOTE*****************************
  • Pre-K: REMOTE
  • Kindergarten, First and Second Grade: IN-PERSON
  • Third, Fourth, and Fifth: REMOTE
  • AAMS (6,7,8): IN-PERSON
  • AAHS (9-12) : REMOTE

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:

  • All grade levels: IN-PERSON

 Any Student requesting a FREE school lunch and next day’s breakfast will receive a take-home bag each day. All school meals are free to all students through December due to a renewed SFSP Federal School Lunch Program waiver.

 Remote Learning

Remote Learning is still available to any student/family that wishes to continue with the learning model.  The learning model will look significantly different going forward. Remote instruction will take place daily between the times of 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Each building will provide exact times in their Expectations and Procedures Document on Monday. 

 

Any students/families that previously selected REMOTE instruction as their preferred learning method that now would like to move to IN-PERSON, must contact their school office by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, September 29th.

 

Any students/families that intend to stay in REMOTE learning, should contact their school office in order to ensure access to continued remote instruction.

 Transportation

Due to ISBE COVID-19 Guidelines, no more than 48 students may ride a bus at any one time. This, along with a lack of drivers, will result in a reduction of the number of regular route pick-ups. Next week, route drivers will be contacting those families whose students will be able to ride their buses. Additionally, social distancing will be impossible on a school bus. It is strongly suggested that families try to find alternative methods of transportation.

 Middle School Shuttle Transportation from the High School to AAMS and back will not be impacted and will be available each day.

Non-bus riders should not be dropped off / arrive prior to 7:45 AM. No students will be admitted to buildings prior to 7:45 AM.

 As a district, we are committed to staying open for in-person learning. In order to continue to offer in-person learning, it is vital that all staff, students, and parents/guardians follow the guidelines set forth in this document, as well as building level expectations and procedures.