Hybrid Plan: Students attend classes at CMS 3 days per week; students attend classes remotely the other 2 days
Classes: Students will be assigned a classroom for academic classes, according to the schedule below. This will be their classroom for the entire academic day (they will have a different classroom assigned on their Arts day), and only staff will switch classrooms throughout that day. On Arts days, each grade will be split into two groups and will be required to make one classroom switch (between 6th and 7th period). The groups of students will not change, but due to supply needs (sewing machines, art materials) a switch is necessary. We have created a longer break in the schedule to allow time to disinfect the classrooms before this transition.
Each grade level will be split into two groups (Group A and Group B) consisting of no more than 9 students. Each group will attend school in person for two academic days and one Arts day each week, according to the following schedule:
*Each grade will switch rooms in order to move to Art or Sewing/Quilting class, as it is impractical to move all of the sewing machines and art supplies to different classrooms. We will disinfect Rooms 1 and 2 before the switch occurs, and students will be assigned stations in each room to limit exposure.
Physical Education: We will hold PE outdoors as weather permits. PE will be conducted at grade level only (groups of 7-9), performing activities that limit shared equipment (i.e. running, walking, jump rope, basketball drills, soccer drills, etc.) When we are forced to move PE indoors to our gym, we will engage students in activities that allow social distancing such as yoga, martial arts, Zumba, etc. All equipment will be disinfected after use.
Grading Policy: Our teachers have been working hard this summer to transform our courses to operate both in-person and via e-learning regardless of circumstances brought on by COVID-19. Therefore, unlike in Spring 2020, students will receive grades in Fall 2020 and beyond regardless of instructional format (remote, in-classroom, hybrid, etc.) Students’ grades will be based upon their performance of assigned work, class participation, and other appropriate assessment criteria defined by teachers.
In the event that in-person meetings are not possible due to COVID-19 or other circumstances, CMS reserves the right to convert Fine Arts and Applied Arts classes from the customary letter grade system to a standards-based grading scale (exceeds expectations/meets expectations/doesn’t meet expectations). This allows for differences in access to class-related equipment, materials and adult expertise available in students’ homes.