June 25, 2020
Dear Xavier Staff and Families,
We have been working on our re-opening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. We will have more communications headed your way in the future but would like to update you with our progress so far. I would like to thank our families for completing the survey regarding the 2020-2021 school year and our discussion with staff committees to gather information and data to help develop the plan that best fits Xavier.
We have come up with a system of levels/categories that will define what school operations and instruction will look like. The plan is flexible and can adjust to changing circumstances and conditions if required. A short description of the levels/categories are as follows:
Green: Traditional-students in school and instruction/operations taking place in a traditional fashion
Yellow: Enhanced Traditional-students in school, instruction continues in a face-to-face manner at school, operations modified to enhance protection for students and staff from the spread of the virus (examples…staggered recesses, lunches, passing periods, minimal mixing of classrooms/students, limited group activities)
Orange: Modified Schedule-half the number of students at school each day (students would be divided into an A Group and a B Group), The A Group would attend school on Mondays and Thursdays and the B Group would attend on Tuesdays and Fridays. Remote/distance learning would take place on the days that students are not in school.
Red: Full Distance-Students would not attend school and all instruction would be through remote/distance learning
We believe that if conditions were to remain as they are at this time that we would most likely start the 2020-2021 school year in the Yellow Category and have all students attend school daily for face-to-face instruction with modified operational procedures to enhance safety for students and staff. We do acknowledge that some parents may not be comfortable sending students to school at this time. We will provide an option for these families/students to take part in a fully online schooling program.
We have many details to wrap up and anticipate taking the final plan to the Board of Directors meeting in July for final approval. Please continue to monitor your email for future communications regarding the opening of school.
Thank you again for your support.
Head of Schools
Xavier Charter Schools
Phone: (208) 734-3947
Fax: (208) 733-1348