MCMS' A/B Day Schedule
Beginning November 30th
The Monroe County BOE met last night and approved an updated COVID-19 mitigation plan for all Monroe County Schools. Below is a summary excerpt from last night's recommendation from Dr. Hickman and what it means for MCMS.
Staff members will wear a mask and/or shield at all times when around children and other staff members within the same space or classroom.
In learning spaces, students will be required to wear a mask for one-on-one assistance or when close contact learning groups are utilized. Teachers and support staff will have the authority to designate these situations for their individual classes. Masking in other areas of the school is still highly recommended.Masking remains mandatory on the bus.
Monroe County Middle School’s Schedule
On November 30, 2020, the middle school will begin implementing an A/B schedule for face-to-face (F2F) students. Your student’s schedule is determined by your student's last name. By cutting the number of students by half each day, the school will be able to social distance much more effectively and greatly reduce or alleviate exposures to positive cases.
1. Students with last names that begin with the letters A-K will attend school face to face on Monday and Tuesday each week. Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday will be the Virtual Days for A-K.
2. Students with last names that begin with the letters L-Z will attend school face to face onThursday and Friday each week. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be the Virtual Days for L-Z.
3.Siblings with multiple last names will attend F2F according to the oldest sibling’s last name.
Wednesday of each week will be used as a facility cleaning day. On Wednesday, teachers will lead online instruction for students on Google Meet during each class block.
5. Fully Online Students
Students whose parents/guardians opted for them to complete the nine weeks period online, will remain on the Edgenuity platform. The plan outlined below will be for students who are currently participating in the face-to-face instructional model. No changes will be made to those students currently enrolled in the fully online instructional model.
6. Academic/Alpha Classes
Instruction will be led daily in all academic/alpha classes, during all scheduled class periods, Monday through Friday. All students are expected to attend each academic class each day. On Virtual Days, students will log into the classroom instruction via Google Meet during each academic class period; classwork will be assigned through Google Classroom.
7. Connections Classes
Students will log into Google Meets for connections classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesdays, connections teachers will be available via Google Meet to provide support, reteaching opportunities, and to answer questions about activities assigned.
8. Each student will have connection classes twice a week.
9. A day connections will be held on Monday and Friday.
10. B day connections will be held on Tuesday and Thursday.
11.On their Virtual Days, student attendance will be taken as students log on to Google Meets during each of their classes. On Virtual Days, Physical Education students will login to Google Meet to complete warm-up exercises and then they will complete a fitness log via Google Classroom.
12. No Connectivity
Students who do not have connectivity on Virtual Days (Non-Loggers) will have a video recording of the virtual day's lesson/assignment in the teachers’ Google Classroom. The assignment will be used for attendance and grading for the virtual lesson(s) they missed. Students with no/limited home connectivity have a number of wi-fi options for use across the county. Please visit the MCS webpage for a list of those options.
13. Connectivity through a JetPack device is available. For this service, please call our Media Center @ 478-992-5690.
This instructional plan will be evaluated at the 3rd nine weeks and any updates or changes will be made at that time and communicated to our stakeholders.