A draft of the school reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year was released in the Mahomet-Seymour School District
The draft will be discussed at a special school board meeting on July 6; the public is welcome to comment or view the streamed meeting
The Mahomet-Seymour School District on Thursday released a proposed plan for school reopenings to be discussed at a special school board meeting on July 6. In an email to parents on Wednesday, Superintendent Lindsey Hall had noted that the plans “are not finalized and are subject to change or changes over the next few weeks.”
The 38-page document was created by the Mahomet-Seymour School District Reopening Task Force, which has been planning regularly for the upcoming school year. You can find it on the Mahomet-Seymour School District website here.
The document outlines recommendations for scenarios where Illinois is in Phase 3 or Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Phase 3 details specify “most instruction will take place off-campus” and covers the details of what would take place on-campus in this scenario.
Illinois is currently in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. The task force’s reopening plan for Phase 4 outlined two options: 1) the Teacher Subcommittee Recommended Plan and 2) a plan which would be allowable within the Illinois State Board of Education SBE’s guidelines.
Phase 4 First Option: Draft of Teacher Subcommittee Recommended Plan
- Half day for students for Tuesday-Friday
- Class size of 10
- Half of the students attend in person in the morning and half attend in the afternoon Tuesday through Friday
- Asynchronous learning (like Dreambox and Mystery Science) when not learning on-campus
- Some students will attend the full day — scenarios listed include students needing RtI services in math, reading and/or SEL
- All students have asynchronous learning on Mondays — teachers participate in professional development and plan and are available for office hours and remote small groups
- All students follow a modified six-hour school day Tuesday-Friday
- Students attend in person one day and attend off-campus synchronously three days
- All students attend school off-campus with asynchronous learning on Monday — teachers participate in professional development, planning and assist students in small group instruction during office hours
- Students receiving RtI and/or IEP services may need to attend on-campus for additional days
Phase 4 Second Option: Allowable within ISBE’s Guidelines
- All elementary students attend school daily for a full school day
- Students remain in the “homeroom” for all classes with an assigned area to remain for learning
- Junior high and high school students follow an abbreviated school schedule Tuesday-Friday
- Students attend in person two days a week and off campus synchronous the other two days
- On Monday, all students attend school off-campus with asynchronous learning — teachers participate in professional development, planning and assist students in small group instruction during office hours
Pros and cons for the two different plans were outlined in the document.
Every student in the district will be issued a device. Kindergarteners will receive a touch screen tablet and grades 1-12 will receive a Chromebook. Students can sign up to work in a designated area in the junior high or high school to access internet.
A number of other details were included in the document. You can read the entire document by clicking here. You can also find the details on how to submit comments in to the board prior to the meeting and how to view the meeting on Monday evening.