What to Expect

 
So, what does Plan B look like?
 
Families have two instructional options: face-to-face hybrid learning or remote learning.
 
 
Remote Learning Only Option
Students choosing the remote learning option will complete their work from home. 
 
Students will be accountable for participation, attendance remotely and will have an organized, rigorous curriculum.
 
All assignments will count in a final grade.
 
Students who commit to the remote learning option will have to commit for the first semester and may then reassess for the second semester.
 
Students will need to attend in-person state assessments, which will be arranged individually on days that other students are not in attendance.
 
 
Face to Face Hybrid Online Option
Students choosing the hybrid learning option will spend two days at school and have three remote learning days.  This allows schools to ensure proper distancing between individuals at school.
 
There will be two groups: Cohort A and Cohort B.
Cohort A will include students with last names starting with A - L.
Cohort B will include students with last names starting with M - Z.
 
Please note - we are beginning slowly with a staggered approach, however, as space allows in the schools with a population that will fit, it is our hope to gradually add in students in a slow, safe acceptable manner with collaborative advice from Public Health Officials.
 
Students who choose Face to Face Hybrid at any time may decide to go fully remote, however at that point in time will be committed to remote until at least the end of the semester.

Cherokee County Schools

Reopening under Plan B 

Grade K-12

Students are divided into Three Cohorts (A, B, and Fully Remote Learners) 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 1

Enrollment and Orientation

Cohort A Attends School

Face-to-Face

Remote Learners Attend School (Call in or by appointment)

Cohort B Attends School Face-to-Face

Week 2 and beyond

Cohort A Attends School

Face-to-Face


Cohort B and Remote Learners attend school remotely. Attendance verified via Canvas or by call-in to the student’s homeroom teacher

All students attend remotely


Attendance verified via Canvas or by call-in to the student’s homeroom teacher

Cohort B Attends School

Face-to-Face


Cohort A and Remote Learners attend school remotely. Attendance verified via Canvas or by call-in to the student’s homeroom teacher

Week 1 will be a time to create a sense of classroom community, establish protocols and expectations for safety and sanitation while in the school building. This time will allow teachers the ability to orient students to Canvas (the learning management system), communicate attendance procedures, monitor transportation, and practice operational procedures.


Week 2 and beyond, Cherokee County Schools will continue to operate on a 5 day per week instruction schedule. 

Students will follow the CCS attendance policy. Compulsory attendance will be reported following the above schedule.  Individual schools will provide guidance, procedures, and additional information for students and families.

 
Students who choose the hybrid learning option may decide to switch to the fully remote option at any time. At that point, the student will be committed to remote learning only until at least the end of the semester.
 
 
Required Precautions on Campus
Temperature and symptom checks will be conducted for every staff member and student each day.

Social distancing will be maintained at all times to the extent possible. 

Face coverings will be required for both students and staff, except during approved breaks.

School campuses and buses will be sanitized regularly.
 
Hand sanitizing stations will be prominently available and extra time will be allowed for hand washing.
 
Water bottle stations will replace water fountains. Water bottles will be provided for students who need them.
 
No visitors are allowed on campus or inside the school without the express permission of the administration.
 
No large group assemblies, gatherings or congregating will be allowed.
 
 
Transportation 
On buses, there will be only one child per seat, unless sitting with siblings.  Because of this, buses may need to make more than one trip per morning or afternoon.

Parents are strongly encouraged to drop off and pick up students as buses will not have the capacity to transport all students.

Students riding the bus in the morning must have a completed attestation form stating they do not have a fever, any symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive. 
 
 
Nutrition
Breakfast is still free to all CCS students. 
Breakfast will be delivered to classrooms and students will eat in the classroom.
 
Lunch will also be delivered and eaten in the classrooms.
Don't forget to complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application!
 
Link to
 
Super Snack is still free to all CCS students.  On AA and BB days, students can pick up a Super Snack as they leave the building or the bus.  On Wednesdays, buses will deliver Super Snacks to all students in the district.
 
For the latest updates on School Nutrition, follow the CCS School Nutrition Facebook page.
 
 
Please be aware that this plan can change at any moment.  For the latest updates, make sure to follow Cherokee County Schools on Facebook.