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NCERT GUIDE LINE FOR OPEN SCHOOL- USEFUL FOR ALL SCHOOL.
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When schools reopen, they will look different.

The California Department of Education released a Monday detailing what it wants to see when schools start next school year. The state’s wish list includes face coverings and daily temperature checks for students and staff, campuses that minimize access to volunteers, and classrooms that separate students by six-feet, possibly by moving classes to cafeterias, auditoriums, gyms and outdoors.

How students will learn in the age of coronavirus could vary. The guidebook offers four different models of instruction.

“Our guidance anticipates that many of our districts are going to be providing a hybrid model, we call it a blended model, of educational instruction,” California State Schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond said during an online news conference Monday morning.

One option is what Thurmond called a “two-day rotation blended learning model.” This would have students report to school on two designated days a week based on their grade level; for example, Monday and Wednesday for kindergarten through third grade and Tuesday and Thursday for grades 4 through 6. On the other days, students would work on “enrichment opportunities” that can be online, in-person or with small groups. On Fridays, all students would engage in distance learning.

Other examples in the guidebook are:

  • “A/B blended learning”: half of the students would attend in-person four full days one week, while the other is engaged in distance learning. The next week, they switch.
  • “Looping structure”: For K-8 schools, students could stay with the same teacher for multiple grade levels, which would not only lead to improved relations between teachers and students but “a better understanding of health and safety, decreasing risks to students and staff.”
  • “Early/late staggered schedules”: School would be split into staggered start and dismissal times for different grades, with multiple recesses and lunch periods.

But while the state is offering guidelines as a suggested starting point, each school district is responsible for creating its own rules for reopening.

In the Santa Ana Unified School District, the school board on Tuesday will review a draft plan that includes provisions for different scenarios and instructional models. They range from a traditional five-day a week classroom setting to a hybrid model that includes both on-campus and online teaching to a fully online curriculum.

Within the hybrid model, the board will consider different plans. One would have students on campus only 25% of the time. Others would have them at school on alternate days, alternate weeks or three hours a day, with one group taking three hours in the morning and the other taking three hours in the afternoon.

As superintendents in Santa Ana and other districts set their re-opening plans, they also are waiting on guidance from county health officials.

“While we appreciate the guidelines released by the California Department of Education, we need guidance and directives from the Orange County Public Health Department,” Frank Donavan, superintendent of the Magnolia School District in Anaheim, said Monday.

“All of the different guidelines I have read from across the state direct school districts to work with their county health department. For example, the Centers for Disease Control guidelines state that we can open schools when it is determined that there is low spread of COVID 19. (But) who makes that determination? As school district leaders, we are not healthcare workers.”

Orange County Health Department officials did not say Monday if and when their education recommendations are coming.  Meanwhile, the Orange County Department of Education, working with local district leaders, plans to finalize and release its recommendations based on the state’s guidance next week, said spokesman Ian Hanigan.

Many school districts across the state are surveying families to see what would work for them in the upcoming school year.

Garden Grove Unified “is surveying all parents and staff to develop a comprehensive reopening plan that adheres to newly-released guidance and serves the needs of our communities,” Superintendent Gabriela Mafi wrote in an e-mail Monday.

Other local districts surveying parents include Magnolia, Santa Ana Unified and Capistrano Unified, which received some 24,000 responses, said spokesman Ryan Burris.

State officials said their recommendations are based on input from educators across the state and advice from the Centers for Disease Control and the state Public Health Department. Some parents are voicing concern, saying the recommendations go too far.

“They came out with some pretty intense guidelines,” said Sarah Beck, a parent and substitute teacher in the Capistrano Unified School District.

Beck said she is among a group of parents in the south county district who want to see schools “normalize as much as possible, while adhering to actions that will prevent the spread of Covid 19.”

Members of the newly formed Parent Supported Action Plan, which since Friday has grown to more than 1,000 members, want to see kids back on campus, preferably five days a week. And they don’t want younger children forced to wear face coverings.

Teachers who wear masks, the parents said, should consider wearing clear visor masks so that children can see their faces.

“It’s important for the development of young children to be able to see their teachers’ expressions…to understand empathy, perspective and figurative language and to develop skills in conflict resolution,” Beck said.

The parents support other recommendations, including temperature checks and frequent handwashing. They also said they would prefer staggered schedules over a hybrid model of instruction.

A group representing Southern California pediatricians said last week that children need to be in school, and putting off the return to “in-person education” puts those children at risk for “worsening academic, developmental and health outcomes.”  Face shields, the group said, are “not realisitic or even developmentally appropriate” for younger children. The statement from the Southern California chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents about 1,500 doctors, was in response to Los Angeles County’s recently released framework for reopening schools.

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