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Five Day Face-to-Face Instruction Begins April 19th

 

"Greensboro, N.C. – More GCS students will learn in-person five days per week starting on Monday, April 19.

The change also affects...high school students who currently attend school on a hybrid schedule, with two days of in-person instruction and three days of remote instruction each week.

Secondary school students who are enrolled in a virtual school or who learn remotely through their home schools will remain on that plan through the end of the year. The district is not accepting new requests for in-person learning. Starting April 19, students will either attend virtually or in-person five days per week.

With masking requirements in place, the CDC and the NCDHHS now say that schools can place students 3 feet apart when desks are facing in the same direction.

Protocols requiring 6 feet of physical distance while waiting in lines and traveling through hallways and corridors remain in force, as do efforts to limit student and employee gatherings in meeting rooms and common spaces. Faculty, staff and school board meetings will continue to be held virtually through the end of the school year.

In keeping with the March 24 update to state public health protocols, GCS schools will stop requiring student health attestations prior to boarding a school bus, entering a school or classroom, or participating in athletics. Students temperatures will no longer be taken prior to school entry. This change will also go into effect on April 19.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to monitor their children’s symptoms and keep them home if they are ill, have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days. Students should remain home until they are symptom and fever free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medicine.

Mask mandates and protocols regarding respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene will remain in place for students, employees and other adults on school buses and school/district campuses. The district continues to provide schools with three- and four-ply masks for use by students and staff.

Daily temperature checks and health screening attestations prior to building entry will continue for employees and other adults through the end of the school year. District schools and buildings remain closed to visitors and volunteers."

Source: The above exerpts were copied from the GCS district website. The complete article can be found at https://www.gcsnc.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=174&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E10

The daily instructional bell schedule for all SEHS students beginning April 19 can be found here. Cohort R students will also use this bell schedule to log into live instruction with their teachers. Students should ask their teachers if they have any questions.