We can’t wait to share what we are planning for the 2020-2021 school year! While our plans have not been made final and a start date has not yet been determined, we wanted to let you know what’s in the works for all Rockcastle County Schools’ students! This coming year, there will be different options for learning, depending on each family’s needs:
OPTION #1 – Traditional/In-School Learning
Our main goal is to have students in our buildings, but we realize that it may be necessary to create alternate scheduling plans, depending on COVID-19. With Option #1, students attend school, following the Governor’s #HealthyAtSchool safety expectations/guidelines:
- Social Distancing- This means staying 6 feet apart in school.
- Cloth Face Coverings- For students who are enrolled in first grade and above and all staff.
- Screening and School Absence – includes daily temperature checks for all students and staff and staying home from school if you are sick.
- Sanitation- includes proper hand hygiene, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces, buildings and school buses, staggering recess/playground and eating times to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
- NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) for Extended Closures due to COVID-19- Students who attend school in person may be asked to learn at home, with help from their teacher, for a period of time if there is an increase in COVID-19 cases in our community.
OPTION #2 – Online/Virtual Learning Platform (K-12)
Because of COVID-19, students will have access to an instructional curriculum for their grade level, at home. Homes must have internet service in order to access this new program. Student work and progress will be consistently monitored by RCS teachers and staff for successful progress/completion of coursework and students will still be enrolled with Rockcastle County Schools. Click the link below to enroll your child(ren) in the online learning platform by July 17, 2020.